Medicago polymorpha

Burr medic

Other common names:

Bur clover, California bur-clover, hairy medic, spiny burr medic, toothed bur clover.



  • Low growing annual legume weed
  • Has trifoliate compound leaves that can be mistaken for clover
  • Leaves, which have 3 leaflets, are hairless
  • Produces pea-type yellow flowers in early spring
  • Produces small burr-like seed head that can stick to clothes and animals
  • Grows mainly during autumn through to winter
  • Grows in sandy to clay loam soils
  • Reproduces by seed..


Susceptible Turf:

Warm-and cool-season turfgrasses.


Control options:

  • Pesticides: See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): The weed is susceptible to blue green aphid. Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: Nil.
  • Mechanical: Nil.



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Control Options



Surefire Dicamba M


Yates Bindii & Clover Weedkiller Concentrate


Yates Buffalo PRO Weed 'n' Feed Granular


Yates Buffalo Pro Weed 'n' Feed Hose-On


Yates Buffalo Pro Weedkiller Bindii & Clover Concentrate


Yates Weed 'n' Feed Granular


Yates Weed 'n' Feed Hose-On




Surefire Dicamba M