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Medicago arabica

 
Medicago arabica

Common name spotted medick
Family fabaceae
Life cycle
Flowers yellow
Light sun-part shade

Late-winter weed in our Houston garden, growing alongside the even more prolific non-spotted variety. Very fast-growing, but easy to pull (and very good for the compost pile). It brightens up the lawn, still dormant and tan, as well as the mulched borders, and is a good nitrogen fixer (in collaboration with its symbiotic bacterium) but would soon take up too much space, so I don't allow it to persist.

This is a weed in our garden

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