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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lotus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lotus corniculatus L.
Habit: Perennial herb, glabrous or strigose. Stem: decumbent or ascending to erect, generally solid. Leaf: stipules gland-like; leaflets 5, 4--22 mm, 2--11 mm wide, ovate to obovate, tip obtuse, often abruptly soft-pointed or acuminate. Inflorescence: (1)3--7(10)-flowered; peduncle 1.5--12 cm. Flower: calyx 5--7.5 mm, lobes +- = tube, not outcurved in bud; corolla 10--14(16) mm, bright yellow. Fruit: 1.5--3(4) cm, narrowly oblong, glabrous. Seed: few to several. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Open, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, GB; Distribution Outside California: to northern United States, southern Canada; native to Eurasia. Toxicity: Some plants TOXIC by production of cyanide-releasing compounds. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: Luc Brouillet
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lotus angustissimus
Next taxon: Lotus tenuis
Citation for this treatment: Luc Brouillet 2016. Lotus corniculatus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=31561, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.