Medicago rugosa

Wrinkled medic                                                                                    Μονοετής μηδική

Fabaceae - pea family                                                                                                Dicot.


One of several species of medic found on Skopelos, Medicago rugosa has small, yellow pea flowers, the typical of the Medicago genus, with trifoliate leaves which are toothed at the edges and coiled fruits which have a rough surface but without teeth or spines. They are annual plants which grow rapidly in spring, complete flowering and go to seed  in a few weeks before the summer drought begins.

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

rugosa - Latin for wrinkled

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