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Medicago lupulina L.

Synonyms

Medicago appenina, Medicago cupaniana, Medicago wildenowii, Medica lupulina

Common names

Black medick, nonesuch, hop clover

Extract from Wikipedia article

Medicago lupulina, commonly known as black medick, nonesuch, or hop clover, is a familiar lawn plant belonging to the legume or clover family. Plants of the genus Medicago, or bur clovers, are closely related to the true clovers (Trifolium) and sweet clover (Melilotus). Like the true clovers, black medick has three leaflets and a small, yellow flower closely resembling those of the lesser trefoil. Black medick belongs to the same genus as alfalfa.

LinkBlack medick weeds (Medicago lupulina) taken from a base of a palm tree on Al Shabi Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 13, 2016
LinkBlack medick (Medicago lupulina) with flowers and fruits taken from a base of a palm tree on Al Shabi Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 13, 2016
LinkBlack medick weeds (Medicago lupulina) growing at the base of a palm tree on Al Shabi Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 14, 2016
Location on mapsAl Shabi St, Doha, Qatar
LinkBlooming black medick (Medicago lupulina) growing at the base of a palm tree on Al Shabi Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 14, 2016
Location on mapsAl Shabi St, Doha, Qatar
LinkMasses of black medick (Medicago lupulina) at the base of a palm tree on Al Shabi Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 14, 2016
Location on mapsAl Shabi St, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlowers of black medick (Medicago lupulina) at the base of a palm tree on Al Shabi Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 14, 2016
Location on mapsAl Shabi St, Doha, Qatar
LinkSeeds of black medick (Medicago lupulina) and yellow sweet clover (Melilotus indicus) taken from the base of a palm tree on Al Shabi Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 14, 2016

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