Lotus pedunculatus Cav.

Fabales Bromhead
Rosanae Takht.
Magnoliidae Novák ex Takht.

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Portale della Flora d'Italia / Portal to the Flora of Italy

This species with a wide palaeo-temperate distribution is present in almost all regions of Italy (missing in Liguria, Marche and Sicily and of dubious occurence in Umbria). It grows in wet meadows and bogs, on very fresh, often peaty soils, from sea level to about 1000 m. The species is common in the intermediate belt of the Sardinian temporary ponds. The genus name derives from the Greek 'lotos' and the Latin 'lotus', designating different Fabaceae or edible forage, including clover and sweet clover; the species name refers to the long pedicels of the inflorescence. Flowering period: May to July.

Italian name(s): Ginestrino peduncolato (Italia), Loto peduncolato (Italia)

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