Black Medic

Medicago lupulina

Photo of Black Medic
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Black medic is an annual weed of lawns. A member of the legume family, it has a small yellow flower and is a prolific seed producer so it can form dense patches. Dies out in the hot, dry summers.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences