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botanical name:
Medicago arborea
Medicago arborea © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Moon Trefoil, Tree Medick
synonyms:  Medicago citrina
family:  Fabaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -2°C
USDA zone: 10 to 10
description:
Tender evergreen shrub with trifoliate grey green leaves and bright yellow pea-like flowers throughout summer, followed by curious snail-shaped seed pods.

cultivation:
Need a warm location and well drained moist to dry soil in full sun. Will tolerate a few degrees of frost once well established. Drought tolerant and grows well in coastal areas.

propagation:
From seed or half-ripe cuttings.

usage:
Young leaves and shoots are edible, usually added to salads.

Fixes nitrogen in the soil .

other notes:
From the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, found on dry rocky slopes.

pronounced: med-DIK-ah-go ar-BOR-ee-uh

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