Medicago sativa L.

Lucerne

source: Isidre blanc (2015), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 4.0 International)
source: Isidre blanc (2015), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 4.0 International)

Nomenclature

GrinTax Medicago sativa L.
The Plant list Medicago sativa L.
English name Lucerne



Crop relationship
Alfalfa primary genepool



FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized in 19th century
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source: Verspreidingsatlas.nl

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe S-Europa, naturalized in large parts of Europe
Asia SW-Asia
Africa N-Africa
North-America temperate zones
South-America temperate zones
Australia temperate zones
source: wilde-planten.nl, 2015
source: wilde-planten.nl, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.

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Optimistic scenario

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Distribution data GBIF, August 2017
Distribution data GBIF, August 2017

Pessimistic scenario

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Additional informationrt