Medicago lupulina

Common Name: 
black medic
Scientific Name: 
Medicago lupulina L.
Family Name: 
Fabaceae (Leguminosae) - Pea or Bean Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced annual, reproducing by seed
decumbent and spreading, branched at base
Stems of Black Medic
Stems of Black Medic
alternate, trifoliate, stipules present; leaflets variable - wedge-shaped to oval or obovate, toothed margins, center leaflet on stalked, lateral leaflet on petiole
Leaves of Black Medic
Leaves of Black Medic
Leaves of Black Medic
bright yellow; heads dense, globular, stalked
Flowers of Black Medic