Ononis spinosa subsp. leiosperma (Boiss.) Širj., 1932
Common names: Spiny restharrow [En], Bugrane épineuse [Fr], Kattendoorn [Nl], Dornige Hauhechel [De], Arrestabue, Bonaga [It], Asnillo, Balomaga [Es], Αλωνίδα, Ανανίδα, Ανωνίδα [Gr], Kayışkıran [Tu]
Küçükbahçe, İZMİR ● Turkey
Description: Perennial with erect or ascending stems, without stolons, 30-60 cm, spinescent, with an indumentum of short pedicellate or sessile glands and longer eglandular hairs, sometimes glabrescent. Upper leaves often unifoliolate, the others tri-foliolate; leaflets ovate to oblong, denticulate, 5-20 x 3-10 mm. Flowers shortly pedicellate, mainly single in the leaf-axils, forming loose racemes. Calyx cam-panulate, 5-10 mm, parted to ?-¾ into linear-lanceolate 1-3-nerved lobes; teeth glabrescent or covered with sessile to subsessile glands, sometimes intermixed with longer eglandular hairs. Corolla pink, 6-10(-15) mm, occasionally white, standard often with purple stripes. Legume ovate, glandular-hairy, 1-3-ovuled. Seeds orbicular, tubercled or smooth, 2 mm. Seeds are smooth (tubercled in subsp. antiquorum).
Biology: Flowering from May to August.
Habitat: Stony slopes, vineyards, cultivated land, s.l-2250 m.
Distribution: South-East Europe (Albania, former Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine) & Western Asia (Asian Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus).
The Flora of Van Lake Basin
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