Round-Leaf Alyce Clover
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Round-Leaf Alyce Clover
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Round-Leaf Alyce Clover
Botanical name: Alysicarpus hamosus    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Alysicarpus procumbens, Hedysarum procumbens

Round-Leaf Alyce Clover is a slender diffuse herb covered with spreading hairs. Leaves are almost round, with tiny point at the tip, hairy on both surfaces. Stipules are sheath-like, base slightly heart-shaped. Flowers are purple-violet in pairs along the rachis, in racemes in leaf axils. Pods are compressed, clothed with hairs, 2-8-jointed. Round-Leaf Alyce Clover is a common weed of cultivated field and wastelands. Flowering: July-December.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale, Giby Kuriakose Photographed in Mankhurd, Mumbai & Surat, Gujarat.

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