Medicago italica (Mill.) Fiori APNI*
Synonyms: Medicago tornata (L.) Mill. APNI*
Description: Prostrate annual, ± hairy; branches 10–35 mm long.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets ± obovate; terminal leaflets 10–17 mm long, 9–16 mm wide, toothed towards apex, upper surface glabrous to sparsely hairy when young, sometimes with darker flecks or a central darker patch; stipules deeply incised, hairy on lower surface.
Inflorescences 4–10-flowered, rarely to 15-flowered; peduncle half as long as subtending petiole. Calyx teeth longer than tube. Corolla yellow; standard 5–10 mm long; keel longer than wings.
Pod cylindrical to truncate-conical or discoid, 2–7 mm long, 4–10 mm diam., coils 3–8; seeds 4–9.
Distribution and occurrence: Naturalized in the Pooncarie district. Native of Medit.
NSW subdivisions: *SFWP
Previously known as Medicago tornata.
Text by P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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