Black Medic

Black Medic is a broadleaf summer annual weed.  This weed has a tap-root and grows along the ground.  The leaf structure of this plant is similar in appearance to clover and can be easily confused.  The flowers of this weed are yellow in color and about the size of a pea when they grow in a cluster.  The stems produce sets of leaves three leaflets at a time.  The plant reproduces by seed which is distributed by seed pods.  The seed pods turn black in color when they are mature.

Black Medic

Black Medic

Medicago Lupulina


Treat this plant with a selective broadleaf herbicide when the plant is actively growing.

Similar broadleaf weeds.

  • White Clover
  • Burclover
  • Yellow Woodsorrel

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