Ornithopus compressus L.

Common name

English: Yellow birdsfoot, Yellow serradella

German: Flachh├╝lsige Serradella

Portuguese: Senradela-amarela, Senradela-brava

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Ornithopus (2)

           Epithet: compressus L. (1)

Synonym: Ornithopus scorpioides M.Bieb.

compressus => flattened, pressed together

scorpioides => scorpion like, when the inflorescence resembles a scorpion's tail

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Ornithopus compressus at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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