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Annual, Herbs, Nodules present, Stems prostrate, trailing, or mat forming, Stems less than 1 m tall, Stems solid, Stems or young twigs sparsely to densely ha iry, Stem hairs hispid to villous, Leaves alternate, Leaves petiolate, Stipules conspicuous, Stipules green, triangulate to lanceolate or foliaceous, Stipules persistent, Stipules free, Leaves compound, Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate, Leaves odd pinnate, Leaf or leaflet margins entire, Leaflets opposite, Leaflets 3, Leaflets 5-9, Leaves hairy on one or both surfaces, Inflorescence umbel-like or subumbellate, Inflorescence axillary, Bracts conspicuously present, Flowers zygomorphic, Calyx 5-lobed, Calyx hairy, Petals separate, Corolla papilionaceous, Petals clawed, Petals orange or yellow, Petals bicolored or with red, purple or yellow streaks or spots, Banner petal ovoid or obovate, Wing petals narrow, oblanceolate to oblong, Wing tips obtuse or rounded, Keel tips obtuse or rounded, not beaked, Stamens 9-10, Stamens or anthers dimorphic, alternating large and small, Stamens diadelphous, 9 united, 1 free, Filaments glabrous, Style terete, Style persistent in fruit, Fruit a legu me, Fruit unilocular, Fruit freely dehiscent, Fruit elongate, straight, Fruit or valves persistent on stem, Fruit coriaceous or becoming woody, Fruit exserted from calyx, Fruit internally septate between the seeds, Valves twisting or coiling after dehiscence, Fruit glabrous or glabrate, Fruit 11-many seeded, Seeds reniform, Seed surface smooth, Seeds olive, brown, or black.
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Lotus subbiflorus

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Lotus subbiflorus, hairy bird's-foot trefoil,[2] is a flowering plant of the pea family Fabaceae.

It is a finely hairy annual plant, growing in dry, sandy ground, often near the sea, and producing sprawling stems with clusters of two to four lemon-yellow pea-type flowers, often with some borne inverted.

Distribution

Its native distribution is in southern and western Europe and North Africa.[3] It occurs as a scarce plant in south-west England, southern Wales, southern Ireland and in the Channel Islands.[1] It also occurs as an introduced species in Hawaii[4] and Australia.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b C. A. Stace, New Flora of the British Isles, 4th edition 2019, p 164: Lotus subbiflorus. ISBN 978-15272-2630-2.
  2. ^ "Lotus subbiflorus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b Florabase, the Western Australia Flora
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Lotus subbiflorus: Brief Summary

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Lotus subbiflorus, hairy bird's-foot trefoil, is a flowering plant of the pea family Fabaceae.

It is a finely hairy annual plant, growing in dry, sandy ground, often near the sea, and producing sprawling stems with clusters of two to four lemon-yellow pea-type flowers, often with some borne inverted.

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