One of the 25 indigenous medick species of Greece. It is a typical ammophilous species that prefers sandy beaches next to the sea where small crawling bushes are created.

Scientific Name:
Medicago marina

Fabaceae (or Leguminosae)

Kythera Name:

Name in other places of Greece:
Midiki, Armyrithra

It is found in sandy beaches of Kythera. It blossoms at early spring when it is also collected.


It is a gastronomic herb that is included in a balance healthy diet. No special therapeutic actions are mentioned.


Armyrithra is a good snack if it is found and some vinegar and olive oil are added.