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Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus)
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Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus)

General:Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus) is a low-growing annual forb that may or may not be rough hairy (strigose). The leaves are compound with 4-9 leaflets, the pea-type flowers are small and yellow, and the fruits are relatively straight, long, and narrow.

Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil is a fairly common component of vegetation communities in dry, well-drained sandy and gravelly soils on desert flats and lower bajadas in the Lower Sonoran (Creosote-Bursage Flats) and Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zones.

Around Las Vegas, look for Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil mostly on desert flats, such as those around Lake Mead NRA.

Family: Pea (Fabaceae)

Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus)
Flower
Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus)
Fruit
Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus) Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus)
Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus) Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus)
Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus) Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus)
Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus) Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus)
Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus) Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus)
Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus)
On hot summer afternoons, the stems lift off the 140-degree ground
Strigose Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus strigosus)
On hot summer afternoons, the stems lift off the 140-degree ground

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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