Medicago sativa L. Alfalfa
Sp.Pl. 2:778-779 (1753)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Friday 17 August 2007

Erect or sprawling perennial, herb, to 0.6 m high. Fl. violet/purple, Dec or Jan to Apr. Grey sand, brown clay over granite, stony white soil over limestone. Coastal areas, roadsides, agricultural & pastoral areas.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Murchison, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Western Mallee, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Abrolhos Islands, Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Canning, Carnarvon, Cockburn, Dundas, Esperance, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Kalamunda, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Melville, Merredin, Perth, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, South Perth, Wandering, Wiluna, Woodanilling.