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Medicago laciniata (L.) Mill ,  it is an annual herb, 15-35 cm long, branching from near base, stems prostrate, glabrous or sparsely pilose. Central leaflets up to 15 x 7 mm, cuneate. Stipules deeply incised or laciniate, lower surface covered by simple hairs. Flowers 4-6 mm long. Calyx with teeth shorter than tube. Petals, standard ovate, wings shorter than keel. Pod globular or cylindrical, coils 5-7, spines 2-4 mm long, grooved basally, without partitions between seeds.  Life Form: Th,   Flowering in: Feb-Apr,   Vern: Aouinet el hanesh ,   Phytochoria: S.Cosm, The native range of this species is Macaronesia to Ethiopia and Tanzania, S. Africa, W. & SW. Asia to W. Himalaya.   Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain Zliten-Misurata Plain Sirte Plains
Sabratha region 2020 Misurata 2006 Sirte 2015, 2016
Benghazi Plain Jabal Nafusa Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
Between Slouk and Al-Abiar 2016  Soloq (Beir Bullerjam) 2022 (26 km) from Nalut 1975  (2 km) S. of Mizda 1977   Misallata (Shaafeen) 2008   Msallata-Garaboulli Province 2020   Wadi Kaam (Main course) 2022 Al-Baida, Gernada, Labraq 2021
Marmarica Plateau Al-Qibla area Al-Jufra area
Reported in Marmarica north-eastern part of Libya by Pampanini 1930  Marmarica (north-eastern part of Libya) 2002 (121 km) from Mizda to Al-ghariat 1977 Wadis South of Mizda 2013 (50 km) from Hun, (30 km) N. Waden 1973  Gara Al-Tifarni, (23 km) from Weshka 1975


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1980) Flora of Libya, Fabaceae Vol.  (86) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses, Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Almushghub, F., Ahmed, D., Sharaf El-Din, A., Shaltout, k. (2022) Vegetation analysis of Wadi Kaam at northwest Libya. Journal of Basic and Environmental Sciences, 9 (2022) 20-37., , Wadi Kaam 2022
Omar, N., Adrees, A., Alhursh, A., Shuayb, M., Alajeeli, O., Alzerbi, A.K. (2022) Identification of the Most Important Weed Species in A Barley Crops in Beir Bullerjam Region-Soloq, Libya. Scientific Journal for the Faculty of Science-Sirte University Vol. 2, No. 1 April (2022) 15-22. Beir Bullerjam Region – Soloq, Libya 2022
Abusaief, H.M.A. & Boasoul, S.H. (2021) A taxonomic study of twelve wild forage species of Fabaceae. Heliyon 7 (2021) e06077., Taxonomic study of wild forage species of Fabaceae 2021_compressed
Saaed, M.W.B., EL-Barasi, Y.M. & Rahil, R.O. (2021) An updated checklist and quantitative analysis of the Marmarica Plateau flora, in the north-eastern part of Libya. Phytotaxa 509 (1): 001-055., An updated Marmarica Plateau flora 2021
Al-khojah, H.M., Al-Yafour, L.A., Mahklouf, M.H. (2020) Floristic Study of Selected Districts in Sabratha region Libya. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology Volume 7/Issue 4 ISSN: 2348-7313. Sabratha region Libya 2020
Mahklouf, M.H., Sherif, A.S., Betelmal, A.G. (2020) Floristic Study and Species Diversity of Msallata-Garaboulli Province in Libya. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology Volume 7 / Issue 3 ISSN: 2348-7313. Journal homepage:, Msallata-Garaboulli Province in Libya 2020
Elsayed, N. (2016) Relationship between Vegetation and Soil Seed Bank at Protected Versus Unprotected Sites at Coastal Habitats in Libya.CATRINA (2016), 15 (1): 59-68. , Surt region in Libya 2016
Raheel, RO. M., El-Borasi, Y. M., El-Barrani, M. W., El-Hassi, S. (2016) Study of Flora and vegetation cover of the semi-desert area between Salouq and Al-Abyar-the first high of Jabal Al-Akhdar-Libya, Fourth Scientific Conference for Environment and Sustainable Development In dry and semi-arid areas. Ajdabia. Libya. (In Arabic), between Salouq and Al-Abyar 2016
Elsayed M. A. N. (2015) Floristic Composition of the Plant Cover at Surt Region in Libya. Catrina (2015), 12 (1): 63-71-2010 By the Egyptian society for environmental SCIENCES. Plant Cover at Surt Region 2015
Mohamed, F.J. (2013) A Taxonomic Study of Wadis Flora South of Mizda at the intersections with Mizda-Sebha Highway. Master Thesis. Department of Botany-Faculty of Science-Sebha University. Libya. (In Arabic)  
Mohammed, S.A.H. (2008) A taxonomic and ecological study of the plants of the Shaafin Reserve in Masalatah. Master Thesis. Department of Biology-Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Al-Mirqab University. Al-Khums. Libya. (In Arabic)  
Al-Dana, S. M. M. (2006) Taxonomic study of wild flower plants in some areas of Misrata. Master Thesis, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Misurata University (7 October previously) Misurata, Libya. (In Arabic)  
El-Shaary M.S. (2002). The Natural Vegetation in Marmarica plateau (North-eastern Libya). First ed. Tobruk (Libya): Published by the local Authority. (In Arabic)