Small annual herb, prostrate to ascending, stem slender; leaves pinnately trifoliate, leaflets 5-10 mm long, 3-7 mm broad, obovate-oblong, cuneate at base, dentate or pinnatifid mainly in upper part; inflorescence sessile, 1-3-flowered, in umbellate cluster, in leaf axils; calyx campanulate, 5-6 mm long; corolla yellow, 5-7 mm long; pod 3-7 cm long, slightly flattened and curved,  reticulately veined, many-seeded. 
 
Medicago monantha (C. A. Mey.) Trautv., Bull. Sci. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg 8:272. 1841Syn: Trigonella monantha C. A. Mey.; Trigonella incisa Benth.; Trigobella polycerata auct (non L.); Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:87. 1876.
The plant previously included under the genus Trigonella has been transferred to genus Medicago
Small annual herb, prostrate to ascending, stem slender; leaves pinnately trifoliate, leaflets 5-10 mm long, 3-7 mm broad, obovate-oblong, cuneate at base, dentate or pinnatifid mainly in upper part; inflorescence sessile, 1-3-flowered, in umbellate cluster, in leaf axils; calyx campanulate, 5-6 mm long; corolla yellow, 5-7 mm long; pod 3-7 cm long, slightly flattened and curved,  reticulately veined, many-seeded.
Plant was photographed from banks of Tikkar tal lake near Morni, Haryana 

It is Tikkar tal lake.

 

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is it Medicago sp??can anyone tell me plz : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)
its my thesis plant. need its identification plzz… atleast at genus level… from Lahore Pakistan


I think it can be Medicago, but may have other probability which I do not know.


Please check probability of M. polymorpha L.


Can you send the photographs of the fresh plant with close ups of leaves (dorsal and ventral) and other parts depicting the characters including the flowers to help ID the plant by the flora members.


thank u, i will check.. no i have no more photographs of this plant 🙁 


Medicago monantha

Please note petiole length


If you search Medicago truncatula you will find similar long petioled image. But the species have different leaflets and distribution. One point is young plants of any family often have different leaf character than the mature one. It is important to check stipules and number of lateral nerves, if you have the herbarium, to determine species.


Medicago monantha (C. A. Mey.) Trautv., Bull. Sci. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg 8:272. 1841Syn: Trigonella monantha C. A. Mey.; Trigonella incisa Benth.; Trigobella polycerata auct (non L.); Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit. Ind. 2:87. 1876.
The plant previously included under the genus Trigonella has been transferred to genus Medicago
Small annual herb, prostrate to ascending, stem slender; leaves pinnately trifoliate, leaflets 5-10 mm long, 3-7 mm broad, obovate-oblong, cuneate at base, dentate or pinnatifid mainly in upper part; inflorescence sessile, 1-3-flowered, in umbellate cluster, in leaf axils; calyx campanulate, 5-6 mm long; corolla yellow, 5-7 mm long; pod 3-7 cm long, slightly flattened and curved,  reticulately veined, many-seeded.
Plant was photographed from banks of Tikkar tal lake near Morni, Haryana 


serrated leaves but the “teeth” are deep. different from what … also has submitted. please check his case and tell us
Based on … post on FOI from the same locality, I think this herb from Morni Hills in Haryana can be Medicago monantha..
Please suggest !!


medicago with serrated leaves. just saw it in … post


I also think this herb from Morni Hills in Haryana can be Medicago monantha..


For me  … ID is correct.


this plant is Trigonella monantha ssp. incisa


 
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