Onobrychis viciifolia


Upright stems. Leaves pinnately divided, with odd-numbered leaflets 15–21, oval, 1/2–1 in. long, upper surface finely red-dotted. Flowers in dense short spike on leafless stalk. Pink or red pea flower more or less 1/2 in., 2 side petals very small, with larger keel and banner. Keel with blunt end. Grows in disturbed places at mid elevations. Native of Eurasia.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: to 30 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Meadow, Disturbed
  • Found In: Steens
  • Native: No