Calflora
Taxon  Report   11153    
Acmispon rubriflorus  (Sharsm.) D.D. Sokoloff
Red-flowered bird's-foot trefoil
Acmispon rubriflorus
© James T. Vale and CNPS
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Acmispon rubriflorus
© 2011 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Acmispon rubriflorus
© 2011 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Acmispon rubriflorus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Lotus rubriflorus
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Acmispon rubriflorus
© 2011 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Acmispon
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + CNPS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Lotus rubriflorus
More information about  Acmispon rubriflorus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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