Alfalfa

Medicago sativa

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  • Flower name
    Alfalfa
  • Scientific name
    Medicago sativa
  • Aliasムラサキウマゴヤシ, Alfalfa, Lucerne, モクシュク, Medicago sativa, 紫馬肥, ルーサン
  • Place of originEurope and Central Asia
  • Place of flowering
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August

What is Alfalfa

Alfalfa, scientific name:Medicago sativa, is a deciduous perennial vegetables and herbs of the Medicago genus , of the Fabaceae department naturalized from Central Asia. Flower racemes, Purple Butterfly-shaped flowers bloom in the summer. Shoot raw vegetables, pastures and horse also called King of the pasture. Alfalfa contains protein and various vitamins, carotene, and anti-inflammatory effect on arthritis, cystitis, anti-cancer effects of carcinogenic food, fatigue, gastrointestinal effects, etc. are said. That horses eat forage high in calories because it was named master. Dried leaves of green tea.
Seed is used to dye yellow.

Generic name: alfalfa, scientific name: Medicago sativa, aka: Lucerne, mokushku, Place of origin: Central Asian, European, height: 40-100 cm, root: length (10 m), or form of the stem: hollow, phyllotaxis: alternate, leaf color: green, leaf: Discover 3 palmately compound leaves, flowers: racemes, Corolla: Butterfly-shaped, color: purple, flowering: June-August, flower length: 0.7-1 cm, fruit types: real hard, Fruit shape:beans fruit, seed long: 0.1 cm, applications: grass, sprout, herbal tea, dye.


  • Eye
    Fabales
  • Family
    Fabaceae
  • Genus
    Medicago
  • Species
    M. sativa
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Butterfly shape
  • Leaf type
    3-fold compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeleaves-related perennial plant
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height40.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.7 ~ 1.0 cm

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