Cascade metropark heavier veg cover than usual for this sp. slightly less abundant here than in the past
mat lotus near Comanche Meadow
is this the correct species id?
Strange looking, prostrate lupine. Susie Bennett from the Parks Conservancy keyed it for me.
Fabaceae (or Leguminosae) is a large and economically important family of flowering plants, which is commonly known as the legume family, pea family, bean family or pulse family. The name 'Fabaceae' comes from the defunct genus Faba, now included into Vicia. Leguminosae is an older name still considered valid, and refers to the typical fruit of these plants, which are called legumes.