West Highland Flora

Black Medick


Medicago lupulina

 

Medicago lupulina

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Sep 2001 Cocklawburn, Northumbria

A rare casual on bare ground or in short grass

Flowers c 2.5 cm long, flowerheads 5-8 mm

ID: Similar to Lesser Trefoil and Hop Trefoil, though leaves are closer to the size of clover leaves.  Unlike those species, leaves have minute point at tip.

Other features: Petals soon fall, do not cover pods as in Trefoils.  Pods are coiled, quite unlike Trefoils, black when ripe, and in elongated, not globular, heads

 

  Medicago lupulina

Photo Carl Farmer
11 Jun 2002 Seahouses, Northumbria

 
     
     
  Medicago lupulina

Photo Carl Farmer
8 Jun 2002 Berwick-upon-Tweed

 
     

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