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Medicago arabica
Synonyms: M. maculata

Common Name(s): Spotted burclover; southern burclover
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Winter Annual
Growing Days: 120 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=90° (F)    Opt.Max=82° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 35 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 28° (F)
Soil pH: 7 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Widely grown in cotton belt. Fair salt tolerance. Prefers shallow soils.
Anthrachose, Cercospora, Rust
Animal Food - forage
Steppe and semi-arid, temperate, subtropical-dry summer
Geographical Origin:
Macaronesia, Northern Africa, Caucasus, Western Asia, Europe

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