Ornithopus compressusCommon name: Yellow Serradella

Meaning of name: The meaning of Ornithopus is not known. Compressus is Latin meaning pressed together, compressed or flattened.

Distribution: It is found from Gingin to Esperance.

Remarks: A prostrate annual with hairy leaflets on stems up to 30 centimetres long. It produces tiny yellow flowers from August to January. It is native to southern Europe.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.

Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.

Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.

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