Black Medic

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    Black Medic @ Koto-ku(Tokyo)

Basic information

Flower Name
Black Medic
Formal Name
Medicago lupulina
Alias
Black Medic, Medicago lupulina
Habitat
European
Morph
annual grass

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What is Black Medic

Black Medic (scientific name: Medicago lupulina) is native to Europe and is a naturalized annual plant in the family Fabaceae. In spring, 20 to 30 small yellow flowers bloom in clusters in a spherical shape on the inflorescence that grows from the flower stalk. It was imported as a grass for horses and other animals and later became wild. The leaves are green and have mildly serrated edges. This flower is similar to Trifolium dubium.

Common name: Black Medic, Scientific name: Medicago lupulina L., place of origin: Europe, plant height: 10-50 cm, Leaf shape: 3-decapitated compound leaves, Leaf margin: serrated, leaf color: green, Inflorescence: head, corolla: butterfly-shaped, color: yellow, Flower spike length: 2 cm, small flower diameter: 0.3-0.4 cm, Flowering place: leaf axils, petiole: with, Flowering season: May to June, fruit type: leguminous fruit.

Detailed information

Order
Fabales
Family
Fabaceae
Genus
Medicago
Species
M. lupulina
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Head
Petal shape
Butterfly
Leaf type
Ternate-Compound Leaf
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
Yellow
Season
MayJun
Height
10 ~ 50 [cm]
Diameter
0.3 ~ 0.4

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