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Trigonella anguina belongs to the family Fabaceae and genus Trigonella.

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Trigonella anguina belongs to the family Fabaceae and genus Trigonella.

Overview of Trigonella Anguina

• This plant is a native of AFRICA.
• It is found in Macaronesia: Spain – Canary Islands, Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia.
• The plant is distributed in Pakistan; Afghanistan; Egypt; N.Africa.
• It is a prostrate annual.
• The stems are branched and glabrescent.
• The Leaflets are 4-14 mm long and 2.5-7.0 mm broad.
• They are obovate and tip truncate to retuse.
• They have margins that are denticulate and glabrous from above.
• Inflorescence is subumbellate and sessile.
• They are 2-7-flowered.
• Pedicel is 1 mm long.
• The Calyx is 3 mm long.
• The Corolla is yellow and 4 mm long.
• The Fruit is 5-10 mm long, linear and mostly curved.
• The fruit is usually 2-5 seeded.

The plant is scientifically classified as below:
• Kingdom: Plantae
• (unranked): Angiosperms
• (unranked): Eudicots
• (unranked): Rosids
• Order: Fabales
• Family: Fabaceae
• Subfamily: Faboideae
• Tribe: Trifolieae
• Genus: Trigonella

Growing/Caring conditions of Trigonella Anguina

• Prepare a planting area in mid spring in a protected, sunny area.
• The plant likes good amount of heat from sun for it grow right.
• Trigonella likes it hot and so choose a location beside your house or garage where the sun shines every day.
• Spread a 2-inch layer of organic compost on top of the soil.
• This will help to fertilize the soil and aid in the help of growth of plant.
• Turn it under to a depth of about 8 inches.
• Rake the area level, and make a shallow trench with your hoe.
• This hoe should be about 1/2 inch deep.
• Plant seeds directly into the garden.
• Space them about 4 inches apart in the trench that is created.
• Cover with a scant 1/4 inch of your soil and compost mixture.
• Water the planting area with a sprinkler for about 10 minutes.
• This is necessary for the germination of the seeds that have been planted.
• Keeps the soil moist until you see green sprouts emerging from the soil.
• Water only when the soil is dry later.
• Allow the plants to form seedpods.
• This typically occurs in late summer or fall.
• Wait until seedpods turn yellow before you harvest them.
• Dry the seedpods in a sunny location for about one week.
• Cover them at night if you expect rain or fog.
• Break open the pods to extract the seeds.
• Store them in an airtight jar or plastic bag.
• This way they will remain dry.

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