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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lens||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lens culinaris Medik.
AGRICULTURAL, GARDEN, OR URBAN WEED
Habit: Annual, generally finely hairy. Leaf: leaflets generally 10--14, +- 7--15 mm, narrowly oblong to elliptic. Flower: corolla +- 6 mm. Fruit: pendent, 1--1.4 cm, ovate or oblong, flat. Seed: 1--2, lenticular. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: CW; Distribution Outside California: sporadic in United States; native to Old World. Flowering Time: Jul Note: Cult, especially Washington, Idaho, for edible seed (lentil of commerce).
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lens
Next taxon: Lotus
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2017. Lens culinaris, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30474, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.