Plant ID forum: Can you identify this weed?

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Name: Nico
Northern Midwest, US (Zone 3b)
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nicodiangel_no
Jul 18, 2016 5:58 PM CST
I think it's pretty cool. It reminds me of a clover and seems to have yellow flowers. It's a weed I found growing at the farm in a flowerbed. Any ideas?

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This last one is each little individual "petal" thing taken off the stem
:^DD
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 18, 2016 6:12 PM CST
Cute plant. I will make two guesses:
Yellow clover (Trifolium aureum)
Lesser Yellow Trefoil (Trifolium dubium)
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

Kurasz
Jul 18, 2016 6:35 PM CST
I have always called them cloves, although im not sure that is what they really are. The leaves are edible. I always just chew on them. They have a slightly sour taste. Im sure they could also be used as a seasoning, but i haven't tried that.
Name: Nico
Northern Midwest, US (Zone 3b)
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nicodiangel_no
Jul 18, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Greene- I think it might be a lesser yellow trefoil might be it! Thank you!

Kurasz- I remember as a kid I would eat clovers with my cousins in their garden... maybe it was these instead! (Or both?)
:^DD
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 18, 2016 7:43 PM CST
Maybe black medick, Medicago lupulina?

https://www.google.ca/search?q=black+medick&client=safari&hl...
Name: Nico
Northern Midwest, US (Zone 3b)
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nicodiangel_no
Jul 18, 2016 7:48 PM CST
Scooby, that looks like what Greene said! Thanks for your help!
:^DD
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
Jul 18, 2016 8:04 PM CST
No, it's not the same. There are similarities.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Jul 19, 2016 10:53 AM CST
I agree It could be Medicago luulina. Here is the link to the plant in our database so you can compare to your plant.
Black Medic (Medicago lupulina)
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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