Medicago lupulina L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Medicago lupulina L.

  • Description

    Species Description - 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.

  • Common Names

    black medick