Medicago lupulina Linnaeus 1753 (Family Fabaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 5-50cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Annual, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - October (Earliest: 2.5)

Protective Chemicals
Saponins Hederagenin, Medicagenin, Soyasaponin
Flavonoids Larycitrin

Biotopes:
Meadows
Parasites:
Agromyza nana
Possible Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata

Scaptomyza graminum Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Ischnopterapion virens Larva
(Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Polyommatus icarus Larva

Euclidia glyphica Larva

Euclidia mi Larva

Several Curculionidae

Holotrichapion pisi
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Sitona suturalis
Possible Sapivores:
Adelphocoris seticornis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Black Medick


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