Taxon  Report   10961 
Lotus purshianus  Clem. & E. G. Clem.  (not an active name)
Bird's foot trefoil
Lotus purshianus
© 2006 Steven Thorsted
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Lotus purshianus
© 2006 Steven Thorsted
Lotus purshianus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

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Lotus purshianus
© 2008 Jorg Fleige
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: disturbed
Name Status:
Accepted in JM93
ICPN accepted name: Acmispon americanus
PLANTS accepted name: Lotus unifoliolatus var. unifoliolatus
NOTE: Lotus purshianus is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Lotus purshianus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 21, 2018).

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