Black Medik - Medicago lupulina

(Nonesuch, Hop Clover)

Family: Pea (Fabaceae) - Non-Native; found throughout Europe, north Africa, the near east, and most of Asia, including India, China, and Korea

1. Between tne church parking lot and the bridge #16 (N35D33'02.249 X W105D41'22.752)

2. Throughout the trail

Flowers first observed: 4/17/17

The Plant w/Flowers

The Flower & Leaves


"Black medick is found throughout the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska." (Wikipedia)


"Annual or biennial with prostrate or ascending stems to 8 dm; stipules lanceolate, entire or toothed; lfls elliptic to obovate, 1-2 cm; peduncles much exceeding the subtending lvs; heads globose to short-cylindric, to 1 cm; fls yellow, 10-50 per head, 2-4 mm; pods nearly black, 2-3 mm, reniform, unarmed, 1-seeded, the conspicuous veins tending to be longitudinal; 2n=16. Native of Eurasia, common as a weed in our range and elsewhere. May-Sept." (SEINet)

Ethnobotanical Uses

None Found

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