Carolinas and Georgia

922

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Medicago lupulina   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Medicago lupulina   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-16-003:
Medicago lupulina   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Medick, Yellow Trefoil


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Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Inflorescence an axillary raceme

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Blackish
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Medicago lupulina   FAMILY Fabaceae

Black Medick, Yellow Trefoil