Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park​​

Black Medick  and  Alfalfa

Family: Pea/Bean
Genus: Medicago

Black Medick
​M.lupulina

Introduced
Annual or biennial

Habitat: lawns and waste areas
Blooms: June to August

Flower head: tiny pea-shaped flowers in a 12 mm globe-shaped cluster
Spreads along the ground.

Seed pods are black - hence the common name.

"Medicago" comes from the Greek word fora alfalfa. 
Alfalfa
​M.sativa

Introduced (as a fodder crop)
Habitat: disturbed sites
Blooms: Summer

Height: Up to 1 m. 
Flower head: tiny pea-shaped flowers in a 1 cm 

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