Dorycnium hirsutum

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Dorycnium hirsutum
Dorycnium herisse.jpg
Plant of Dorycnium hirsutum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Dorycnium
Species: D. hirsutum
Binomial name
Dorycnium hirsutum
(L.) Ser.

Dorycnium hirsutum, common name: canary clover[1] or hairy canary-clover,[2] is a perennial plant belonging to the genus Dorycnium of the Fabaceae family.

Description[edit]

Dorycnium hirsutum is a low-growing plant reaching on average 20–50 centimetres (7.9–19.7 in) of height. This woody sub-shrub is erect, green, hairy and branched. The silver leaves are sessile, alternate and quite fuzzy. Flowers are white veined pinkish-red, in terminal umbels composed of four up to ten flowers. The flowering period extends from May through July. Fruits are cylindrical reddish brown seed pods.

Distribution[edit]

This plant has a Southern Europe distribution.

Habitat[edit]

The typical habitats of these sub-shrubs are the grasslands, with full sun and well-drained soil. They can be found at an altitude of 0–1,500 metres (0–4,921 ft).

Synonyms[edit]

  • Bonjeanea hirsuta (L.) Rchb., Fl. Germ. Excurs. 507 (1832)
  • Lotus hirsutus L., Sp. Pl. 775 (1753)
  • Lotus affinis Besser ex DC., Prodr. 2: 208 (1825), pro syn.
  • Lotus candidus Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 n.º 7 (1768)
  • Bonjeanea cinerascens Jord. & Fourr., Brev. Pl. Nov. 1: 12 (1866)
  • Lotus hemorroidalis Lam., Fl. Franç. 2: 633 (1779)
  • Dorycnium hirsutum var. ciliatum Rikli in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 31: 341 (1901)
  • Dorycnium hirsutum var. hirtum (Jord. & Fourr.) Rikli in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 31: 338 (1901)
  • Dorycnium hirsutum var. incanum Ser. in DC., Prodr. 2: 208 (1825)
  • Dorycnium hirsutum var. prostratum (Jord. & Fourr.) Cout., Fl. Portugal ed. 2 416 (1939)
  • Dorycnium hirsutum var. tomentosum Rikli in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 31: 334 (1901)
  • Bonjeanea hirta Jord. & Fourr., Brev. Pl. Nov. 1: 11 (1866)
  • Bonjeanea italica Jord. in Jord. & Fourr., Brev. Pl. Nov. 1: 12 (1866)
  • Bonjeanea prostrata Jord. & Fourr., Brev. Pl. Nov. 1: 11 (1866)
  • Bonjeanea sericea (Sweet) Jord. & Fourr., Icon. Fl. Eur. 1: 24, tab. 61 (1867)
  • Dorycnium sericeum Sweet, Hort. Brit. 476 (1826)
  • Dorycnium tomentosum G.Don in Loudon, Hort. Brit. 300 (1830)
  • Bonjeanea venusta Jord. & Fourr., Brev. Pl. Nov. 1: 12 (1866)
  • Lotus intermedius Loisel., Fl. Gall. 489 (1807), non Pers.
  • Lotus sericeus DC., Cat. Pl. Horti Monsp. 122 (1813), non Moench

Gallery[edit]

Flowers of Dorycnium hirsutum
Flowers of Dorycnium hirsutum
Flower of Dorycnium hirsutum
Leaves of Dorycnium hirsutum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Dorycnium hirsutum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  • Pignatti S. - Flora d'Italia - Edagricole – 1982. vol. III
  • Tutin, T. G., eds. 1964 -1980 - Flora europaea

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