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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Medicago lupulina L.
Black medic

Medicago lupulina
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for disturbed areas on the island of Key West.  Sparingly naturalized.  An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Medicago lupulina has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized




Medicago lupulina has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Medicago lupulina
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer