in the lawn is often mistaken for clover. The
difference is that black
medic produces yellow
flowers while clover has pinkish to whitish
blooms. It is often found in lawns that are
suffering from soil compaction which is not
conducive to good turfgrass growth. The grass
thins out and weeds like black medic move in to
fill the void.
Although in its native lands of
Northern Africa, it is a perennial, black medic
is short-lived in the lawn. Therefore, it
generally needs to reseed itself each year in a
more annual type life cycle. It can germinate in
either spring or fall.
names include hop clover, hop medic, nonesuch,