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Wildflowers - Black Medic

Black Medic - Medicago lupulina
Black Medic - Medicago lupulina
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Black Medic is most inacessible to grazing animals because it grows so low to the ground. Upland game birds and waterfowl may eat its seeds.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.