Medicago sativa L.
Alfalfa

Reference
Sp.Pl. 2:778-779 (1753)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

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.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 17 August 2007

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Murchison, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Fitzgerald, Katanning, Merredin, 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.