Bicolor Alyce Clover
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Bicolor Alyce Clover
ative Photo: Rahul Prabhu Khanolkar
Common name: Bicolor Alyce Clover • Marathi: दुरंगी शेवरा Durangi shevra
Botanical name: Alysicarpus pubescens    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)

Bicolor Alyce Clover is an erect or diffuse herb, 50-100 cm tall. Stem is slender and weak, with trailing, hairy branches. Leaves are pale-green, hairy, narrow, linear, 3-6 cm long, pointed, with a rounded base. Stalkless flowers are borne in densely hairy erect spikes at the end of branches, 5-15 cm long. Sepal linear-lanceshaped, spine-tipped. Beautiful flowers are 8 mm across, with a yellow standard petal, red wings and dark-pink keel. Flowers open in the morning. Flowers open in pairs, starting from the base of the spike. Flowering: September.

Identification credit: Rahul Prabhu Khanolkar Photographed in Belgaum, Karnataka & Kasurdi, near Pune, Maharashtra.

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