Medicago lupulina L.

Black medick

source: Fornax (2006), publisher: Wikimedia Commons  (license CCASA 3.0 Unported)
source: Fornax (2006), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 3.0 Unported)


GrinTax Medicago lupulina L.
The Plant list Medicago lupulina L.
English name Black medick

Crop relationship
Medick same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europa mainly in temperate zones
Azië idem
Afrika idem
Noord-Amerika idem
Zuid-Amerika idem
Australië idem
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, December 2016
Distribution data GBIF, December 2016

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information