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Tall clover in Slovenian meadow

Observed: 19th July 2011 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in Plants
Tall clover
Description:

Tall (3-4 feet) pink clover.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Lucerne (Medicago sativa) interacts

Comments

Wildlife Ranger's picture

Sub Species

How are you arriving at Sub species ? I could not be certain if it was cultivated or wild .

There are host of sub species Medicago sativa subsp. ambigua (Trautv.) Tutin
Medicago sativa subsp. microcarpa Urban
Medicago sativa subsp. sativa L.
Medicago sativa subsp. varia (T. Martyn) Arcang

I am not even sure if they are specific to that region ? Thought it best to go only to M sativa

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Lucerne

Many thanks Wildlife Ranger and ophrys for input and suggestions. Lucerne - of course... Have only really noticed it in whole crops before at a distance. As for the subspecies question... I'll steer clear of that. The area is was growing in tends to be a very traditional hay meadow zone from what I've seen, with no cultivated crops grown that I've noticed, so maybe it's more likely a wild plant, but it is possible that lucerne was once cultivated there or nearby.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.