Medicago sativa L.
Flowering Period: June, July, August
Family: Bean / Pea ( Fabaceae / Leguminosae )
Height: up to 4'
Life Span: Annual and perennial
Stems: Erect or ascending with alternate trifoliate leaves.
Flowers: Flowers can be blue, purple and deep purple.
Habitat: Foothills, roadsides, and open space.
Distribution: Colorado Distribution Map
Forage Value: Highest yielding forage legume.