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Sphaerophysa salsula
alkali swainsonpea Pea Family
Sphaerophysa salsula Fabaceae
common names
  alkali swainsonpea
  Austrian peaweed
  red bladder-vetch
accepted scientific name
  Sphaerophysa salsula (Pall.) DC.
rules for finding collection records
  Sphaerophysa salsula (261)
  Swainsona salsula (56)
family name
Image Author: ©2009 Barry Breckling
Image License: CC BY-NC-SA
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Pea shaped flowers
Petal colors: color
Flower size is .5 to .6 inches
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed 3rd week of April thru end of September
Invasive in CA, NV, WA. Noxious weed in OR.

How Likely at this Location (16%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (45%)
Links to Plant Photos
Cal Photos (14)
R.L.Carr (12)
G.D.Carr (11)
Paul Slichter (4)
Wikimedia Commons (6)
New Mexico Flora (4)
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