Medicago lupulina

Common Name:

Black Medic



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
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Moist situations in disturbed ground 1

Flower Description:

Yellow 1


Prostrate annual or short-lived perennial herb 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Distinguished from other Medicago sp. by having smooth pods that are kidney shaped 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:



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