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.
Roadsides, wasteland and short turf.
Flowers May to September.
Spring germinating annual.
Widespread but occasional.
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
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