Taxon  Report   11269 
Acmispon americanus  (Nutt.) Rydb.  var. americanus 
American bird's foot trefoil,  Spanish lotus
Acmispon americanus var. americanus
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Acmispon americanus var. americanus
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Acmispon americanus var. americanus
© 2008 John Dittes
Acmispon americanus var. americanus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Acmispon americanus var. americanus
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Acmispon
Parent Record Acmispon americanus
Communities:
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.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
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TJM2: Lotus purshianus var. purshianus
More information about  Acmispon americanus var. americanus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 07, 2016).

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