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Black medic (clover) - What can I do with this plant?

 
Stewart Hung
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Hi Permies,

I have patches of black medic that are in seed production stage. I noticed that they have low lying leaves and produce really good ground cover. At this stage of this year's El NiƱo event, they are one of the few plants that are still green. Do you think it can be used as ground cover?

How can I incorporate this plant into permaculture systems?

 
Joylynn Hardesty
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Location: Officially Zone 7a, nearer 6b, SW Tennessee
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It's a great ground cover. While it is not clover, it has some similarities. check out the link.
http://www.eattheweeds.com/black-medic/
 
Stewart Hung
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Ahh ... it's related to alfalfa!

Thanks for the info, Joylynn. It sounds like there might be medicinal properties, too!

 
I agree. Here's the link: http://richsoil.com/email
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