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Medicago sativa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Genus: Medicago
Species: M. sativa
Binomial name
Medicago sativa

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is a species of plant. It belongs in the family Fabaceae. It is also known as Bastard Medic, Sand Lucerne, and Variegated Lucerne. It is native to the Near East and central Asia. It has been introduced to Europe, central Africa, China, North America, and South America. Alfalfa is a crop. It is used feed livestock.

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