Medicago polymorpha L.

Toothed medick

source: Ixitixel (2008), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: Ixitixel (2008), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Medicago polymorpha L.
The Plant list Medicago polymorpha L.
English name Toothed medick

Crop relationship
alfalfa same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized in 19th century
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence very rare
Status Red List: vulnerable
Legal protection unlisted

Conservation in the Netherlands

A) In protected areas per province

For subareas the link to the larger area is provided.

a = actually present, p = possible
(see: About CWRnl / Methodology)


  • Bunderbos (SBB [p])
  • Maasvallei (NM [a])

B) In genebank

  • CGN: no material

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence
  • green: management type maps with areas that qualify for financial support (largely representing the Dutch network of protected areas). Protected water areas are not shown (IJsselmeer, Markermeer and all Frisian lakes, Randmeren & Vechtplassen).

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe S- and Central-Europe
Asia W-Asia
Africa N-Africa
North-America naturalized
South-America naturalized
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, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.87mma6
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.87mma6

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information