The photo above shows a close-up of the upper stem leaves and flower head of black medic. Photographed at the eastern entrance to Trombetta Canyon, northeastern Washington.........June 24, 2006.
Alfalfa may be found as an escaped plant in lawns and along roadsides or railroads and in disturbed places.
Introduced from Europe as an agricultural plant for forage, black medic may be found across much of the western United States.
In the Columbia River Gorge, it may be found between the elevations of 100' from east of Beacon Rock eastward to near the mouth of the Deschutes River.