Monographs Details: Ornithopus
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Family:Fabaceae
Scientific Name:Ornithopus
Description:Genus Description - Cal-tube much longer than the lanceolate teeth; standard obovate to orbicular; keel obtuse, shorter than the oblong wings; stamens 10, diadelphous; fr terete or compressed, transversely segmented and usually constricted between the segments, eventually breaking at the constrictions; herbs with odd-pinnate lvs of numerous lfls; fls white to pink or red, in small heads. 6, mainly Mediterranean.