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Family: Fabaceae
coastal bird's-foot trefoil,  more...
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Plant: Annual, often fleshy, very small to robust, glabrous or strigose; stems clustered, prostrate or ascending Leaves: irregularly pinnate; stipules generally not apparent; leaflets 3-7, ± alternate, 0.5-1.5 cm, obovate or ± round, terminal largest; axis flat, ± blade-like INFLORESCENCE: umbel, 2-4-flowered (fruit often only 1); peduncle bract leaf- or leaflet-like or perhaps 0 Flowers: calyx 2-4 mm, lobes < tube; corolla 3.5-10 mm, wings ± = or < keel; stamens 10, 9 filaments fused, 1 free Fruit: legumes, dehiscent, generally 1.5-3 cm, narrowly oblong, often curved; beak short, hooked; Seeds few-many, often ± reniform, generally hard, smooth Misc: Coastal scrub, foothill woodlands, washes, talus, deserts including mtns; < 1850 m References: Jepson Manual 1993
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