Acmispon oroboides [Fabaceae]

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Scientific Name Acmispon oroboides (Lotus plebeius) USDA PLANTS Symbol LOPL2
Common Name New Mexico Bird's-foot Trefoil, Pine Deervetch ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 820057
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Rock outcrops, cliffs, ledges, rocky soils on slopes and in flatlands above 4000 ft.
Plant: Low-growing, spreading perennial, numerous stems up to 15 inches long.
Leaves: Pinnately-compound leaves with 3 to 6 oblanceolate or oval to linear leaflets, 1/4- to almost 1/2-inch long, slightly hairy.
Inflorescence: Small yellow flowers 1/2 inch long, typical of the pea family, with reddish back-sides on peduncles less than 1/2-inch to more than 2 inches long; linear bract at top of peduncle.
Bloom Period: March to September.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and SEINet.
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