Sphaerophysa salsula

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Photo courtesy UC Davis Weeds of California

Common names: alkali swainsonpea

Sphaerophysa salsula (alkali swainsonpea) is a perennial herb/ (family Fabaceae) with red flowers and small oval-shaped leaves found in the San Joaquin Valley in California. It is native to Asia. It favors grasslands. It spreads via water and contaminated alfalfa seed.

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