Yellow Flowers

BLACK MEDICK (Medicago lupulina)

Small Flowering Plants

FamilyPea family 

Habitat: Fields and Roadsides

Season: Summer

Flower: Lemon yellow, tiny irregular flowers in a tight ball about 0.25" in diameter.  When ripe, the seeds for a black cluster (lowest pictures).

Leaves: Alternate, divided in to 3 leaflets that are finely toothed.  Leaflets are slightly squared off at the tip and have a short bristle in the middle of the squared off region.

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