Spotted Medick - Medicago arabica


    The three leaflets are heart shaped, toothed near the apex, generally with dark blotches in the centre. Flowers are yellow, 5 to 7 mm solitary or 2 to 4 together. Pod is spiralled with 4 to 7 turns.

    Photo ID?

    Roadsides, wasteland and short turf.

    When to see it

    Flowers May to September.

    Life History

    Spring germinating annual.

    UK Status

    Widespread but occasional.

    VC55 Status

    Rather infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 8 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map