Hedysarum spinosissimum   Spiny Sainfoin

Hedysarum spinosissimum whole Hedysarum spinosissimum flower close Hedysarum spinosissimum fruit

The very spiny fruits bundled together in strings are the very distinctive feature of this plant. When ripe, the fuits are burrs with small purple, hooked spines.

Field on Cabo de Gata, Spain 20th March 2007

Added in March 2007, updated 3rd April 2010

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