Taxon  Report   10961 
Lotus purshianus  Clem. & E.G. Clem.   (not an active name; please see Lotus unifoliolatus var. unifoliolatus)
bird's foot trefoil
Lotus purshianus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

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Lotus purshianus
© 2008 Jorg Fleige
Lotus purshianus
© 2006 Steven Thorsted
Lotus purshianus
© 2006 Steven Thorsted
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
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Name Status:
Accepted in JM93
TJM2: accepted name: Acmispon americanus
PLANTS: accepted name: Lotus unifoliolatus var. unifoliolatus
 NOTE: Lotus purshianus is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 29, 2015).

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