Small clover-like plant to 60 cm tall, low-growing. Dark green trifoliate leaves made up of three rounded leaflets often with a dark spot in the centre. Pea flowers are yellow in small clusters of one to five. Fruit is a small spiny pod or burr.
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Strong-Spined Medick, Barrel Medick, Barrel Clover
Distinctive barrel-shaped seed pods (burr) made up of 2-6 tight coils of flattened stout spines.
Annual. Native to the Mediterranean region and western Asia. Occasional in lowland grasslands and woodlands, and also in disturbed plavces and roadsides.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia