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Lotus angustissimus (Slender birdsfoot Trefoil)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Loteae
Genus: Lotus
Species: Lotus angustissimus
Synonyms: Lotus suaveolens, Lotus uliginosus
Common name: Slender birdsfoot trefoil, Slender hairy birdsfoot Trefoil, Birdsfoot very narrow pods, Birdsfoot hail

These perennial legume species of lotus are difficult to tell apart.  This species are often confused with each other. They are commonly found as a weed in gardens or in moist low-fertility soils of pastures that are not regularly grazed. It has long rhizomes (roots that grow horizontally in the soil) so can spread rapidly, climbing through and over other plants. It has an extensive root system.














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