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common name: Moon Trefoil, Tree Medick
synonyms: Medicago citrina
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -2°C
USDA zone: 10 to 10
Tender evergreen shrub with trifoliate grey green leaves and bright yellow pea-like flowers throughout summer, followed by curious snail-shaped seed pods.
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.
From seed or half-ripe cuttings.
Young leaves and shoots are edible, usually added to salads.
Fixes nitrogen in the soil .
From the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, found on dry rocky slopes.
pronounced: med-DIK-ah-go ar-BOR-ee-uh