EPPO Global Database

Medicago sativa(MEDSA)

Overview
Last modification: 2002-02-21

Basic information
  • EPPO code: MEDSA
  • Preferred name: Medicago sativa
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Probably originating in eastern Europe or central Asia, but under cultivation since ancient times, and now widespread throughout the European and Mediterranean region, and in other continents

WSSA list of weeds in North America


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Medicago sativa subsp. sativa Linnaeus
Medicago vulgaris Alefeld

Common names
Name Language
синя люцерна Bulgarian
alfals ver Catalan
tolice setá Czech
tolice vojtěška Czech
foder-lucerne Danish
blaue Luzerne German
Luzerne German
Saatluzerne German
alfalfa English (US)
lucerne English (GB)
purple medick English
alfalfa Spanish
alfalfa común Spanish
alfauce Spanish
almierca Spanish
amelca Spanish
amielcas Spanish
mielcón Spanish
mielga Spanish
harilik lutsern Estonian
sinimailanen Finnish
luzerne French
luzerne commune French
luzerne cultivée French
lucerna  Croatian
takarmánylucerna Hungarian
erba medica Italian
erba regia Italian
erba Spagna Italian
medica Italian
ルーサン Japanese
アルフアルファ Japanese
ムラサキウマゴヤシ Japanese
arufarufa Japanese
murasaki-umagoyashi Japanese
rûsan Japanese
mėlynžiedė liucerna Lithuanian
sējas lucerna Latvian
luzerne Dutch
blålusern Norwegian
lucerna siewna Polish
feno-de-borgonha Portuguese
luzerna Portuguese
luzerna-da-suécia Portuguese
luzerna-de-sequeiro Portuguese
melga Portuguese
melga-dos-pratos Portuguese
люцерна посевная Russian
lucerna siata Slovak
lucerna Slovene
jonxhë Albanian
blåluzern Swedish
gök yonca Turkish
karayonca Turkish
zǐ mù xù Chinese
紫苜蓿 Chinese