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