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Medicago polymorpha

Description
Life formherbPhysiology
HabiterectCategoryforage/pasture, environmental, weed
Life spanannualPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1525430Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60010003101900Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude--4545Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1900Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH6.575.38.2Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensitycloudy skieslight shadeclear skieslight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.can become a weed

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

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalmanure/fertilizerentire plant