Black Medic, also known as Hop Clover (Medicago Lupulina) is an annual or short-lived perennial forb in the Pea Family (Fabaceae). It’s native to Eurasia and Africa, blooms Apr-Jul and grows 0.3-1 ft. It tolerates moist to dry soils and full sun exposure.
Black Medic is a common weed in wet prairies, meadows, lawns, turfs, fields and roadsides. It belongs to the bur clovers, which are closely related to the true clovers (Trifolium) and sweet clovers (Melilotus).
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