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Medicago sativa subsp. ubsp. varia
Synonyms: M. media; M. varia

Common Name(s): Bastard medic
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 120 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=73° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 28 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -36° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Light or medium textured soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Prefers deep soils of moderate fertility. Fair salt tolerance.
Crop not found in disease search.
Genetic - drought res., Genetic - high yields, Animal Food - forage, Genetic - cold tol.


Geographical Origin:
Western Asia, Europe
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