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Medicago lupulina

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habitprostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental
Life spanannual, perennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1425330Soil textureheavy, medium, lightheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60010003101700Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude35206070Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -3600Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH674.58.2Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonesteppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw), boreal (E)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-2Killing temp. early growth-2
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle120210
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant