Medicago polymorpha L.
Medicago apiculata Willd.Medicago denticulata Willd.Medicago denticulata Willd. var. brevispina Benth.Medicago denticulata Willd. var. vulgaris Benth.Medicago hispida Gaertn. var. denticulata (Willd.) Urb.Medicago hispida Gaertn. var. inermis Urb.Medicago hispida Gaertn. var. lappacea (Desr.) J.M. BlackMedicago lappacea Desr.Medicago polymorpha L. var. brevispina (Benth.) HeynMedicago polymorpha L. var. polymorphaMedicago polymorpha L. var. vulgaris (Benth.) ShinnersMedicago reticulata Benth.
bur clover, bur-clover, burclover, burr medic, burr-medic, California bur-clover, California burclover, Californian bur clover, common burr medic, hairy medic, hairy medick, medic, spiny burr medic, toothed bur clover, toothed bur-clover, toothed medic, toothed medick, yellow bur-clover
Fabaceae (Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory)Fabaceae: sub-family Faboideae (New South Wales)Leguminosae (South Australia)Papilionaceae (Western Australia)
Native to northern Africa (i.e. Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia), the Azores, the Madeira Islands, the Canary Islands, Europe (i.e. the UK, Austria, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia and Ukraine), western Asia (i.e. Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, southern Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) and the Indian sub-continent (i.e. north-western India and Pakistan).
Widely naturalised throughout most of the country, but most common in southern and eastern Australia. Common in southern and central Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, southern South Australia and south-western Western Australia. Occasionally naturalised in northern Queensland, in the southern parts of the Northern Territory, and in other parts of South Australia and Western Australia.
Also naturalised on Lord Howe Island, on Norfolk Island, and in many other parts of the world.