Creeping in grass of mowed road shoulder. Intermixed in dense patches of Kummerowia striata--I thought they were the same plant until I looked closely (different leaflet shape, leaflet veination, and trichome characters, among other things).
Dense patches in grass of mowed road shoulder.
8 leaflets per leaf, stipules much smaller than L. palustris, sandy dry-mesic prairie with little bluestem and flowering spurge
The Fabaceae or Leguminosae commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family, are a large and economically important family of flowering plants. It includes trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants perennials or annuals, which are easily recognized by their fruit (legume) and their compound, stipulated leaves. The group is widely distributed and is the third-largest land plant family in terms of number of species, behind only the Orchidaceae and Asteraceae, with 730 genera and over 19,400...