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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sphaerophysa||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sphaerophysa salsula (Pall.) DC.
Habit: Spreading by root sprouting. Stem: ascending, 4--15 dm. Leaf: leaflets 15--23, 0.6--2 cm, oblong to ovate; stipules awl-like, generally < 5 mm. Inflorescence: pedicels 3--7 mm. Flower: corolla 12--14 mm, brick- or orange-red, keel > wings. Fruit: spreading or reflexed, 1.4--3 cm, spheric to ovate, grooved adaxially, papery or membranous, often mottled, glabrous; stalk-like base 4--7 mm.
Ecology: Cult fields, disturbed sites; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SnJV, possibly elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: sporadic in western United States; native to Asia. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: Known infestations in California have been eradicated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sphaerophysa
Next taxon: Thermopsis
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2016. Sphaerophysa salsula, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45156, accessed on February 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 10, 2016.