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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Acmispon||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Acmispon heermannii (Durand & Hilg.) Brouillet
Habit: Perennial herb (or flowering 1st year, appearing annual), hairs spreading or obliquely directed, often straight, stiff, < 0.5 mm, especially near stem tip. Stem: prostrate, often mat-forming, 3--10 dm. Leaf: irregularly subpalmate; stipules gland-like; leaflets 4--6, 4--16 mm, ovate to obovate, green, gray, or silver; axis sometimes flat, +- blade-like. Inflorescence: 3--8-flowered, peduncle generally 1--5 mm, bracted. Flower: calyx 2--4 mm, lobes < tube, generally long-shaggy-hairy; corolla yellow to +- red, dark-tipped, wings >= other petals. Fruit: indehiscent, ascending to divergent, exserted, +- 5 mm, narrowly oblong, generally curved, generally flat, tapered to long, beak 2--3 mm, curved. Seed: 1--2.
Note: Varieties based especially on habitat, geography.
Synonyms: Lotus heermannii (Durand & Hilg.) Greene
eFlora Treatment Author: Luc Brouillet
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Previous taxon: Acmispon haydonii
Next taxon: Acmispon heermannii var. heermannii
Citation for this treatment: Luc Brouillet 2016. Acmispon heermannii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91712, accessed on October 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 27, 2016.