Medicago arabica

Spotted medic                                                                                 Μηδική η αραβική


Fabaceae - pea family                                                                                                Dicot.

 
 
 


A medic with typical small yellow pea flowers, easily recognised by the dark purplish-brown spots at the centre of the leaflets. The pods are small spirals with several anticlockwise turns and numerous soft spines. It is found in sunny open environments, sometimes on the upper reaches of the beach.

 
4-6mm,
4-6mm,
20-40cm                                                                           JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
 

Medicago from Greek Mediki (Μηδιίκη) from the area of Persia where the plant was first cultivated

Arabica - botanical Latin form of arabia

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