Category Archives: Fabaceae (Legume or Pea F.)

Acmispon americanus (Nutt.) Rydb. var. americanus (Spanish Lotus)

Journal entry: 2012 June 20. Disused dirt road off Cheney Creek Rd; disturbed ground.

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Astragalus purshii Douglas var. tinctus M.E. Jones (Pursh’s Milkvetch)

Journal entry: 2012 June 10. In fruit; resembling cotton balls. The photo of the specimen in flower was taken in 2013.

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Robinia pseudoacacia L. (Black Locust)

Journal entry 2011 May 28. At least three trees along paved bike trail alongside the Susan River, urban/suburban Susanville. According to the literature, the flowers are edible when fried, but the ripe seeds (“peas”) are extremely toxic.

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Melilotus officinalis (L.) Pall. (Yellow Sweetclover)

Journal entries: 2009 July 11; 2011 July 20. Roadside weed.

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Lupinus argenteus Pursh (Silvery Lupine)

Journal entry: 2011 June 30

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Astragalus inversus M.E. Jones (Susanville Milk Vetch, Susanville Milkvetch)

Journal entry: 2011 June 23

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Lotus crassifolius (Benth.) E. Greene (Buck Lotus, Big Deervetch, Broad-leaved Lotus)

Journal entry: 2011 June 19. Leaf stipules scarious, leaflets 9-15, 2-3 cm, lower surface pale. Infl 12-20-fld, peduncle bract well below umbel. Corolla yellow-green becoming red-purple toward tips, claws exserted from calyx tube. Prominent vegetation: Quercus kelloggii, Ceanothus cuneatus, Pinus … Continue reading

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Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd. (American Vetch, Vetch)

Journal entries: 2010 June 16; 2011 May 24 Was: Vicia americana Willd. var americana (JM93) Now: Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd. (TJM2)

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Lathyrus brownii Eastw. (Brown’s Brush Pea)

Journal entry: 2010 June 16

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Melilotus albus Medik. (White Sweetclover)

Journal entry: 2009 June 27

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Medicago sativa L. (Alfalfa)

Journal entry: 2009 June 11

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