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Trigonella Glabra is an annual herb.

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Trigonella Glabra is an annual herb.

Overview of Trigonella Glabra

• This annual is distributed from Pakistan, Afghanistan; Arabia; Egypt; India.
• This plant is stem procumbent, glabrous to sparsely pubescent.
• The annual has leaflets that are 10-20 mm long and 3-8 mm broad.
• The leaves are obovate to obovate-oblong-cuneate, denticulate and retuse to truncate.
• They are glabrous above.
• The Inflorescence is a pedunculate and capitate raceme.
• The plant is 6-18-flowered.
• It has a peduncle which is 1-4 cm long.
• The Pedicel is 1.5 mm long.
• Calyx is 1.5-2.0 mm long.
• It is sparsely pubescent to subglabrous.
• The teeth shorter than the tube.
• The corolla is yellow in color which is 3-5 mm long.
• The fruit is 6-10 mm long and 1.75-2.0 mm broad.
• It is subglabrous to glabrous and slightly curved.
• Its veins are transversely and obliquely oriented.
• The fruit is 4-10-seeded.

The plant is scientifically classified as below:
• Kingdom : Plantae
• Phylum : Tracheophyta
• Class : Magnoliopsida
• Order : Fabales
• Family : Leguminosae
• Genus : Trigonella

Growing/Caring conditions of Trigonella Glabra

• 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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