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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Hosackia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Hosackia gracilis Benth.
Habit: Plant +- glabrous, stoloned or rhizomed. Stem: sprawling to ascending, base often spongy, 1--5 dm. Leaf: stipules large, triangular, +- scarious, fragile; leaflets 3--7, +- opposite, 6--20 mm, elliptic or obovate. Inflorescence: 3--9-flowered; peduncle bract just below umbel, generally 3-parted. Flower: calyx 5--6 mm, lobes +- <= tube; corolla 10--16 mm, banner yellow, wings pink-purple, fading white, claw exserted from calyx tube. Fruit: 2--3 cm, 2--3 mm wide, oblong, glabrous. Seed: few.
Ecology: In water, springy areas, shores, meadows, roadside ditches; Elevation: < 700 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoRO, n CCo, SnFrB, n SCoRO; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul
Synonyms: Lotus formosissimus Greene
eFlora Treatment Author: Luc Brouillet
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Hosackia crassifolia var. otayensis
Next taxon: Hosackia incana
Citation for this treatment: Luc Brouillet 2017. Hosackia gracilis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=28441, accessed on February 27, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 27, 2017.