Flower NameBlack Medic
Formal NameMedicago lupulina
Alias米粒馬肥やし, Black Medic, Medicago lupulina
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.
Flower typeZygomorphic Flower
Leaf typeTernate-Compound Leaf
Height10 ~ 50 [cm]
Diameter0.3 ~ 0.4