black medic


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black medic

or black medick
n.
A cloverlike Eurasian plant (Medicago lupulina) in the pea family, having dense clusters of small yellow flowers and black pods. It is cultivated for forage.

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And when I say wacky, imagine agreeing to let your son plant a field, right by the road, with a common yard weed called black medic (Medicago Lupulina) for the entire weed-free-fields-are-morality neighborhood to see!
Think first of summer, annual weeds, both grassy and broadleaved, such as crabgrass, goosegrass, black medic, common knotweed and spotted spurge.
But, ironically, Woodman fails to make the linkage with this black medic and his cinematic predecessors who first appeared in a couple of Korean War films, most particularly James Edwards' "Medic" Thompson in The Steel Helmet (1951).
Poor soil: Yarrow, ragweed, shepherd's purse, dandelion, thistle, black medic, crabgrass, plantain.
(2000) showed the following overall ranking of species, on the basis of freezing resistance: Hairy vetch (best), yellow sweetclover, crimson clover, black medic, subclover, barrel medic, and snail medic (poorest).
And so bookish Milo Thatch (Fox), who has dedicated his life to hunting down the lost city, sets off on an incredible adventure along with an endearing bunch of multicultural stereotypes - there's the female Latino mechanic, the black medic, the Italian explosives expert and the cook who sounds like an extra from 1960s TV show Bonanza.
The seriously multiethnic crew is led by the macho Commander Rourke (James Garner) and includes tough babe Helga (Claudia Christian), French Foreign Legion-type explosives expert Vinny Santorini (Don Novello), black medic Dr.
There's the streetwise New Yorker who ran the orderly room like a reconstituted Sergeant Bilko; the compassionate black medic from Louisiana, whose care for smashed-up grunts, black or white, is truly inspired; the pistol-packing chaplain who made mockery of Christian understanding when he sneered at shell-shocked teenagers wanting respite from this jungle-charnel house; and the addicted GI whose time had come to be repatriated to the U.S., but who couldn't find the courage to get on the homeward bound plane because in that hell that was Vietnam, he had found nirvana in the easily obtainable supply of drugs.
Black medic (Medicago lupulina L.) demonstrated some of these characteristics in Washington (Goldstein and Young) and Montana (Sims and Slinkard); specifically, hard seededness, low competitiveness with companion crops, and reseeding ability.
Leaves an inch deep cover a ground spongy with moss and black medic weeds.
Since other legumes may have better potential as overwintering cover crops, the freezing resistance was also studied in the following species: Crimson clover, black medic, barrel medic, snail medic, yellow sweetclover, and hairy vetch.
The experiments included subclover, hairy vetch, crimson clover, black medic, white clover, and red clover.