Talk:Onobrychis

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The notation "full size" under the picture caught my attention. I know that when I click on it I get a larger picture. Still somehow the term carries a suggestion that what you get is the actual size of the plant. That's a tall order when people have different size monitors on their computers. So I am led to make one of my dreamier suggestions. Could some sort of scale be worked into WikiTree of Life pictures so that readers would know exactly how big these organisms really are? Is such a modification technically feasible at all. Eclecticology, Sunday, July 14, 2002

Excellent point - I changed the wording. It would be nice is people somehow indicated scale within the images themselves (either by also imaging something of known size or adding scale via computer afterwards), but I don't see this as being a practical thing to ask for. Besides, this is the type of info that can and should be added to the text of the article -- preferably in the first paragraph after the definition (unless size is a defining characteristic, in which case that would be part of the definition). A scale bar would be most useful for any micographs (thinking of nematode). We could always add these via a graphics manipulation program after the initial upload of an image -- would include some guesswork though. --maveric149, Sunday, July 14, 2002

Sainfoin seems to be the same plant as alfalfa (also called lucerne). Or are they different species in the same family of plants? At least the Italian term "erba medica" (not "herba medica") mentioned in this article is alfalfa. Wikpiedia already has a longer entry on alfalfa: would it be a good idea to merge this article with that?Ettormo (talk) 10:25, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Sainfoin (Onobrychis)is a completely different plant genus from alfalfa/lucerne which is Medicago. Onobrychis has single-seeded pods, while Medicago has spiral (coiled) pods with from one to many seeds.Plantsurfer (talk) 21:05, 18 March 2012 (UTC)