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Alfalfa

Medicago sativa

Description:

Llega a alcanzar una altura de 1 metro, desarrollando densas agrupaciones de pequeñas flores púrpuras. Sus raíces suelen ser muy profundas, pudiendo medir hasta 4,5 metros. De esta manera, la planta es especialmente resistente a la sequía. Es una especie con autotoxicidad, por lo que es difícil para su semilla crecer en estándes existentes de alfalfa. Así, se recomienda que los alfalfares sean rotados con otras especies (por ejemplo, maíz, trigo) antes de resembrar.

Habitat:

Antiguo cauce río Turia, Valencia.

Notes:

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11 Comments

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 12 years ago

Alfalfa! AHA! Very nice!! Fun game too, by-the-way!!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 12 years ago

AshishNimkar, shaunnalf, SarahHiteWhitt and Isabela: Gracias por participar.

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 12 years ago

Very well! the prize is for ISABELA!!!
Please, tell me where you want 3 favorites in your spottings.
Congratulations!!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Lavandula ?

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 12 years ago

OK...Here's my guess....Baptisia (False or Wild Indigo)??

Isabela
Isabela 12 years ago

Alfalfa? What's the prize?

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 12 years ago

Well.....I searched for over an hour....no luck on my end....apparently, I am not alone in the "quest"....will keep looking! It's a beautiful flower & I am quite anxious to see what the final result is!! :)

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 12 years ago

Nor is Polemonium. We'll keep looking. Come on, comrades of Noah, I'll give a prize of 3 favorites!!!

shaunnalf
shaunnalf 12 years ago

When I first saw this, I thought polemonium, but I'm not so sure now. It kinda looks like mine, but it kinda doesn't too.

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 12 years ago

Thanks Ashish, but she is not aichhornia. The flowers are similar, but the leaves are different.
Best regards.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Eichhornia

eulalia rubio
Spotted by
eulalia rubio

Valencia, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on May 11, 2011
Submitted on May 11, 2011

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