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Black Medic

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Black medic (Medicago lupulina), introduced from Eastern Europe and Asia, is found throughout most of North America. Originally planted as fodder, this annual (or short-lived perennial) now invades lawns, gardens, roadsides, waste areas and disturbed sites. Black medic has value … Continue reading

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Birdsfoot Lotus

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Depending on one’s perspective, birdsfoot lotus (Lotus corniculatus) can be considered a wildflower, a valuable forage for domestic livestock and wildlife, a garden ornamental, a nectar and food source for insects, useful for erosion control – or a noxious, invasive … Continue reading

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Largehead Clover

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Most clovers (Trifolium sp.) prefer moist or disturbed areas. Largehead clover (Trifolium macrocephalum) is unusual because it grows in thin rocky soil that dries out over the summer. A second way in which largehead clover differs from most other clovers is … Continue reading

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Mountain Misery

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Mountain misery (Chamaebatia foliolosa), a perennial native to California, is naturally found growing only in the partial shade of ponderosa pine or sugar pine forests on the western slopes of the Cascades and Sierras where the summers are dry and the winters … Continue reading

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