Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2717

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in fields, roadsides, and waste places, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Compound: 5 lflts (lower 2 stipular in position, upper 3 digitate at rachis apex
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lotus tenuis   FAMILY Fabaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lotus glaber   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Lotus corniculatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender Birdsfoot-trefoil