Medicago lupulina

Common name: 

Black Medic

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Wannon, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (CDEKNPSTVWZ) also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Moist situations in disturbed ground1

Flower description:

Yellow1

Habit:

Prostrate annual or short-lived perennial herb1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Distinguished from other Medicago sp. by having smooth pods that are kidney shaped1

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Conservation status:

Introduced

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria