Seen in bloom in an open canopy mixed oak woodland. Associate plants include Wavy-leaf soap plant, Diogenes lantern, Blue dicks and Coast live oak. This sprawling plant has tendrils, ten leaflets per leaf and stands about 30 cm high.
Seen in bloom in a vacant lot, which can be considered a ruderal grassland, this semi-erect Trifolium stands at about 14 cm in height.
Santa Cruz County, Arizona, US
This pea was seen blooming in the understory of an open canopy mixed oak woodland on the hillside here.
Seen in bloom on the moderately steep hillside in a partial clearing under the mixed oak woodland open canopy. The shrub height was about 140 cm.
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...