Ornithopus perpusillus Fabaceae Bird's-foot

Flowers and Seed Pods Close-up

Ornithopus perpusillus 34kb

Description - A tiny pea flower, you will need a lens to appreciate it. It is cream with delicate red stripes on the standard (the upper petal). The seed pods are jointed like those of the rarer Orange Bird's-foot.

Habitat - Quite common around the coast in short turf, occasionally found inland as well.

Comments - It is always a delight to find this beautiful little flower, and t show it off with a lens to one's non-botanical friends.

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