Botany Photo of the Day Medicago sativa

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    Alfalfa, or lucerne, lined the roadsides in many places during my recent trip across Canada’s Prairies. In a few places, it was also cultivated as a crop for hay. Medicago sativa is suspected to be native to south-central Asia. With a long history of cultivation spanning millennia, its precise origin is uncertain. The primary purpose […]

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