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Trigonella Mesopotamica belongs to the genus Trigonella.

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Trigonella Mesopotamica belongs to the genus Trigonella.

Overview of Trigonella Mesopotamica

• The plant is loosely subadpressed-pubescent.
• It is mainly branched from base.
• Their stems are ascending-erect.
• The stems are about 10-40 cm.
• The Stipules are lanceolate-acuminate.
• The leaflets are oblong to obovate and denticulate.
• They are 7-20×3-10 mm.
• The peduncle is 2-6 cm.
• The flowers are 5-15, forming a lax spherical, ovate or oblong raceme.
• Calyx campanulate, 3-4 mm, tube 1.8-2.2 mm.
• Teeth unequal, two upper teeth lanceolate-acuminate, shorter than tube (1.2-2 mm), three lower teeth lanceolate-triangular about half as long as tube (0.5-1.1 mm).
• Corolla yellow, 7-8 mm.
• Legumes linear, terete, with short adpressed curved hairs.
• Seeds oblong, 2-2.5 x 1-1.5 mm, finely tuber-cled.
• Found on Rocky slopes, Querctis-scrub, steppes, fallow fields, 300-1500 m.

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 Mesopotamica

• 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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