Irish wildflowers

Black Medick
Medicago lupulina
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering time: April-Octobere. Perennial. Native.

Small, compact, yellow flowers on slender flower-stalks. Trifoliate alternate leaves. Toothed / untoothed leaflets with mucronate (pointed) tip. Kidney-shaped black seedpods. More / less hairy, scrambling plant. Height: To 75cm.

Well-drained calcareous soils. Roadsides, grassland, walls, waste ground.

Similar: Lesser Trefoil and Hop Trefoil.
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