Tripodion tetraphyllum (L.) Fourr., 1868
Syn.: Anthyllis tetraphylla Linnaeus, 1753
Common names: Bladder vetch, Annual Kidney Vetch [En], Anthyllis à quatre feuilles [Fr], Blasen-Wundklee [De], Vulneraria annuale [It], Hierba capitana, Llentia silvestre [Es], Ανθυλλίς η τετράφυλλη [Gr], Dört yapraklı kum tırfılı [Tu]
Fethiye, MUĞLA ● Turkey
Description: Low hairy annual, usually spreading. The stems are prostrate, erect or ascending and branched at the base with spreading hairs.
The leaves are imparipinnate, with 1-5 leaflets, the terminal one broadest towards the apex and tapering to the stalk to elliptic and much larger, from 12 to 15mm wide.
The flowers in axillary clusters are pale yellow or cream, often with darker wings, 8-12mm long, in dense lateral clusters of 1-7; keel often tipped with red; calyx silvery-haired, becoming greatly inflated and bladder-like in fruit, pale green, often tipped with red or purple.
The fruits are pods with 2 seeds, constricted between the seeds.
Biology: Flowering from March to May.
Habitat: Cultivated and fallow land, road and track sides, garrigue, rocky slopes. Up to 600 m.
Distribution: All Mediterranean countries, from Morocco and Spain (incl. Baleares) eastwards to Egypt, Israel and Syria.
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