Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
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Alfalfa, Lucerne, Blue Alfalfa
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Non-native: Southeast Europe
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
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Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Blue-violet, purple (rarely white or varicolored)
5-toothed campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Inflorescence an axillary raceme
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