Onobrychis aequidenta

Equal-toothed sanfoin                                                                Ονοβρυχίς ισοδοντωτή

Fabaceae - pea family                                                                                                Dicot.


The weed equal-toothed sanfoin, Onobrychis aquidenata, is very tolerant of hot, dry, dusty locations. It is a low growing plant. whose stems spread out across the ground forming a tangled web. The pink flowers are small and the plant is difficult to distinguish from the closely related cockscomb sanfoin, Onobrychis caput-galli, until the characteristic fruits form; these are discs edged with equal teeth. The two species are often found growing together.

20-60cm, W                                                                  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Onobrychis means eaten by donkeys from ónos (ὄνος0 donkey

+ briky (βρύχει) to eat greedily

aeque - latin for equal + dentata - from latin for teeth

Mirabilis jalapa
4 o'clock flowerMirabilis_jalapa.html
Onobrychis caput-galli
Cockscomb sanfoinOnobrychis_caput-galli.html