Black Medick - Medicago lupulina, click for a larger image
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Black Medick - Medicago lupulina, click for a larger image, licensed for reuse
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Black Medick - Medicago lupulina

Grows to a height of 40cm (1ft 4in).  Widespread and common annual of short grassland, wasteland and roadside verges except in Northern Ireland and north west areas of Scotland.  Downy trifoliate leaves with each elliptical leaflet having a point at the central apex.  Dense rounded yellow flower heads appear during April to October, ripening to black pods giving the plant it's name.

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