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Black Medic

Medicago lupulina

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ScottRasmussen 12 years ago

Black Medick has very distinctive semi-spiral seedpods. For years I figured the little yellow clovers in my area were hop clovers until I took a real good look at one. Black medick is very closely related to alfalfa and you can sprout the seeds and eat them just like alfalfa.

CornHolio 12 years ago

Thanks! I think it's the Black Medick. It's looks very similar. These were very very tiny, I've zoomed in a lot in the above photo.

ScottRasmussen 12 years ago

Yes, Hop Clover (genus Trifolium) or Black Medick (Medicago lupulina). They can be hard to tell apart.,

auntnance123 12 years ago

it may be hop clover

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Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 30, 2009
Submitted on Dec 6, 2011

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