Calflora
Taxon  Report   5962 
Ornithopus sativus  Brot.
Bird's foot,  Common bird's foot, Common ornithopus
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Ornithopus sativus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Ornithopus
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN: Ornithopus sativus ssp. isthmocarpus
More information about  Ornithopus sativus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ORSA2)

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Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 20, 2018).

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