Lotus corniculatus L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Lotus corniculatus L.
  • Common name : Common Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • Habit : Perennial herb
  • Habitat : Pinus plantations, thickets, scrub, damp meadows, alpine mead­ows, dry hill pastures, grassy places, rocky slopes, ravines, river val­leys, banks, roadsides, abandoned fields, cultivated ground; 400 - 3400 m. altitude
  • Comments / notes : Widespread agricultural weed.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-September
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Himachal Pradesh : Kinnaur district
  • Native : Tempearte Eurasia, Macaronesia to North-East and East Tropical Africa, South-West Arabian Peninsula
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Eurasia, North Africa and Iceland, South Australia, South America, Tasmania, New Mexico
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 108
    • GRIERSON A.J.C. & LONG D.G. (1983). FLORA OF BHUTAN INCLUDING A RECORD OF PLANTS FROM SIKKIM Vol. 1: Part 3. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH: 724
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Lotus corniculatus. Downloaded on 14 June 2024.

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