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Dorycnium hirsutum

Dorycnium hirsutum

Synonym(s) Lotus hirsutus
Common name hairy canary-clover
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers purple (summer)
Size 4"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Creeping, soft-hairy pea-family groundcover. So far, I've detected no invasive tendencies (unlike the somewhat similar plant restharrow, Ononis repens). The flowers are nicest when seen up close.

hairy canary-clover

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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