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Medicago sativa (alfalfa)

Author(s): Janet Sullivan
Year Published: 1992
Description:

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Medicago sativa (alfalfa) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used for fire management, restoration planning, NEPA documents, and postfire rehabilitation planning. It may also be helpful in wildlife and habitat and invasive species management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Sullivan, Janet 1992. Medicago sativa (alfalfa). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/medsat/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Invasive Species
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Juniper woodland, Sagebrush steppe, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland, Alpine/subalpine shrubland/meadow
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10475
FEIS Number: 1078
Record updated: May 24, 2018