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Blue or Purple Flowers ( Pea-like Flowers )
Pea Family (Leguminosae)

Purple Alfalfa
Medicago sativa

Season: July
Habitat:
 Montane Meadows
Height:
 Up to 40 cm

Description: This introduced plant has compound leaves composed of three toothed, leaflets up to 2.5 cm long. There are no tendrils as in the vetches. The flowers are typically pea-family. They vary in colour from the more common pink or mauve, to white and even yellow. They grow in small dense clusters at the ends of stems. The flowers are replaced by hairy, twisted seed pods.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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