The sea medick grows near the shore on sandy grounds
as a groundcover.
It uses the bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti for nitrogen
fixation, to provide for nitrogen in these poor envirronment.
Medigo marina is covered in dense silver hairs,
that protects against sand and evaporation loss.
sea medick flowering.
Sea medick blooms with bright yellow flowers.
sea medick distribution.
Although originally from the Mediterranean basin
it can be found nowadays around the world.
sea meadick sleep movements.
The Medigo marina folds its leaves against the stem,
a kind of sleep movement.
Meadick has leaves that are lined with fine white hairs.
nyctitropic plants fold there leaves at night,
like the leaves of Medicago marina, sea meadick.
(Charles Darwin: the power of plant movements )
nyctitropic or sleepmovements in plants
For nyctitropy plants should change the positions
of there leaves more then 30 degrees at night.
There are a very many plants who can do this, like: