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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Coronilla||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Coronilla varia L.
Habit: Erect to spreading or vine-like, to 1 m. Stem: angled, hairs 0 to sparse. Leaf: stipule tips dark; petiole 0 to short; leaflets 11--19, 1--2 cm, obovate to oblong, glabrous. Inflorescence: head-like. Flower: calyx 2-lipped, upper lip 1-lobed, lower 3-lobed, lobes < tube; corolla 1 cm, glabrous, wings white, enclosing keel, keel acute, tip purple. Fruit: with 3--12 segments, generally 2--6 cm, linear, longitudinally ridged, 4-angled. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Disturbed sites, fields, planted as cover along roadsides; Elevation: < 2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: n SN, ScV, expected elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: widely cultivated, established, especially eastern United States; native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Securigera varia (L.) Lassen
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca
Next taxon: Cytisus
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2016. Coronilla varia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=20422, accessed on August 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 24, 2016.