Medicago polymorpha L. (syn: M. hispida Gaertn., M. denticulata Willd.) from Delhi, common as weed in fields, wastelands, and roadsides. Photographed in March from Vikas Puri, New Delhi.
English: Californian bur clover, Toothed bur clover, Toothed medik
Hindi, Punjab: Maina
Delhi: Maina, Chandausi
French: Luzerne hérissée
German: Rauher Schneckenklee
Used as green fodder, also as vegetable, also for soil binding.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297 Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/