Medicago minima (L.) Bartal.

Bur medick

source: Rasbak (2006), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (pub.domain)
source: Rasbak (2006), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (pub.domain)


GrinTax Medicago minima (L.) Bartal.
The Plant list Medicago minima (L.) L.
English name Bur medick

Crop relationship
Medick same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence rare
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe not in the north
Asia SW-Asia and China
Africa Atlas Mountains
North-America naturalized
South-America -
Australia naturalized
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, August 2016
Distribution data GBIF, August 2016

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information