Friday, June 26, 2015

Black Medic

A photo of two plants with a quarter to show size
Black medic (Photo: NMSU-PDC)
Featured Diagnosis: Black medic, Medicago lupulina, is a nonnative annual with clover-like leaves, yellow flower heads, and seed pods that are black at maturity. Black medic is good forage for livestock but is a problem weed in turf. It is also known as black medic, black or hop clover, hop medic, nonesuch, and yellow trefoil.

A plant with clover-like leaves in a lawn
Black medic in a lawn
(Photo: NMSU-PDC)
A green clover-like plant with small yellow flowers
Close-up of black medic
(Photo: NMSU-PDC)

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