Onobrychis viciifolia


Inflorescence in Ground

15 km East of Hudson Bay on Highway #3


Onobrychis: Answers to key questions in Flora of Alberta (FOA) leading to this genus. 
bulletherbs; NOT [shrubs]
bulletplants NOT climbing
bulletplants lacking tendrils; NOT [leaves with tendrils}
bulletleaves pinnate; NOT [leaves palmate]
bulletleaflets more than 3; NOT [leaflets 3 (rarely 1)]
bulletNOT [leaflets 5, pinnately arranged (the lower pair basal and resembling stipules)]
bulletleaves NOT glandular-dotted
bulletinflorescence NOT umbel-like
bulletcalyx-lobes subulate, much longer than the tube
bulletflowers pinkish to red or purple; NOT [flowers yellow]
bulletkeel not truncate; NOT [keel mostly truncate]
bulletfruit a legume; NOT [fruit a loment]
bulletfruit only slightly longer than wide
bulletfruit with short, stout spines
bulletfruit 1-seeded



Leguminosae: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora leading to this family.
bulletherbs; NOT [shrubs or trees]
bulletplants terrestrial or semi-aquatic; NOT [plants aquatic, leaves submerged or floating]
bulletplants NOT with colored milky juice
bulletplants with more than one normal leaf
bulletsome or all leaves alternate; NOT [leaves opposite, whorled, or basal]
bulletleaves with stipules; NOT [leaves without stipules, or having glands]
bulletflowers with two floral rings, and with each petal distinct from the others]
bulletcalyx regular; NOT [calyx irregular, some sepals smaller than others]
bulletflowers irregular in shape; NOT [flowers regular in shape]
bulletcorolla pea-like; NOT [corolla with one petal spurred or sac-like]
bulletstamens usually separate or partly so, not in a column; NOT [stamens numerous, united into a column]
bulletfruit a legume; NOT [fruit a 3-valved capsule]