Medicago lupulina

Black Medic


Black Clover, Nonesuch, Trefoil

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Summer annual or biennial
Growth Habit: Prostrate
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Serrated (near tip)
Leaf Hairs: None
Leaf Structure: Trifoliate; oblong to egg-shaped
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Root Type: Taproot with fibrous network
Flower Color: Yellow



Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Isoxaben, Dithiopyr
  • Post Emergence: Carfentrazone, Clopyralid, Florasulam, Fluroxypyr, Imazaquin, Mecoprop-p, Quinclorac, Sulfentrazone, Triclopyr, Trifloxysulfuron

Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.