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Key to Lotus

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1. Annual, hairy; inflorescence 1–3-flowered; corolla 5–8(12) ..... L. angustissimus

1' Perennial herb, glabrous or hairy; inflorescence generally 3–12-flowered; corolla (6)7–14(18) mm

2. Inflorescence (5)8–12(15)-flowered; calyx lobes often outcurved in bud; rhizome present; stem generally hollow, hairs often spreading ..... L. uliginosus

2' Inflorescence 1–7(10)-flowered; calyx lobes not outcurved in bud; rhizome 0; stem generally solid, glabrous or strigose

3. Leaflet length of longest upper leaves 1.6–3(4) × width; corolla 10–14(16) mm ..... L. corniculatus

3' Leaflet length of longest upper leaves (2.5)3.2–5 × width; corolla (6)7–10(12) mm ..... L. tenuis


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