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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lotus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lotus tenuis Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd.
Habit: Perennial herb, +- glabrous or young nodes sparsely strigose. Stem: decumbent or ascending to erect, solid. Leaf: stipules gland-like; leaflets 5, 5--15 mm, 1--4 mm wide, linear to lance-linear, tip acute or abruptly soft-pointed. Inflorescence: 1--4(7)-flowered; peduncle (1)2--12 cm. Flower: calyx 4--6 mm, lobes generally < tube, not outcurved in bud; corolla (6)7--10(12) mm, bright yellow. Fruit: (1)1.5--3 cm, narrowly oblong, glabrous. Seed: few to several. Chromosomes: 2n=12.
Ecology: Open, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 600 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, CCo, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: to northern United States, southern Canada; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep Note: Diploids hard to distinguish from, probably among progenitors of allotetraploid Lotus corniculatus.
Synonyms: Lotus glaber Mill., nom. rej.
eFlora Treatment Author: Luc Brouillet
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lotus corniculatus
Next taxon: Lotus uliginosus
Citation for this treatment: Luc Brouillet 2016. Lotus tenuis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=31609, accessed on October 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 25, 2016.