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Black Medick, Medicago lupulina, D˙mheidic
Photographs: Barleycove, Co. Cork

Black Medick
Medicago lupulina
D˙mheidic
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering time: April-Octobere. Perennial. Native.

Small, compact, yellow flowers on slender flower-stalks are followed by coiled black, kidney-shaped seedpods. The trifoliate alternate leaves have toothed leaflets with mucronate (pointed) tips. A more / less hairy, upright or scrambling plant to 75cm.

Roadsides, grassland, walls and waste ground on well-drained soil

Similar: Lesser Trefoil and Hop Trefoil

Black Medick, Medicago lupulina, D˙mheidic

Black Medick, Medicago lupulina, D˙mheidic
Black Medick, Medicago lupulina, D˙mheidic

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