Dry Alyce Clover
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Dry Alyce Clover
A Native Photo: Milind Girdhari
Common name: Dry Alyce Clover
Botanical name: Alysicarpus scariosus    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Hedysarum scariosum, Alysicarpus rugosus var. pilifer, Alysicarpus styracifolius

Dry Alyce Clover is a spreading herb with stem velvet-hairy. Leaves are unifoliolate, leaf-stalk 2-6 mm, leaflets elliptic-oblong, 0.7-2.7 cm long, 0.4-1.6 cm broad, entire, blunt, hairless above, hairy below. Flowers are borne in dense racemes in leaf-axils, stalkless or shortly stalked, 0.8-2.0 cm long, axis hairy. Sepal-cup is papery, 6-9 mm long, tapering, hairy, hairs white spreading. Pod are 3-seeded, beaded, one seeded portion 1.5-2 mm long, about 2.5 mm broad, transversely ribbed, minutely hairy. Dry Alyce Clover is native to Indian Subcontinent to Myanmar, including the Himalayas. Flowering: April-October.

Identification credit: Milind Girdhari Photographed near Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

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