Taxon  Report   5020 
Lotus argophyllus  (A. Gray) E. Greene  (not an active name; please see Acmispon argophyllus)
Silver bird's foot trefoil,  Silver birds foot trefoil
Lotus argophyllus
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Lotus argophyllus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lotus argophyllus
© 2002 Steve Tyron
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Foothill Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 accepted name: Acmispon argophyllus
NOTE: Lotus argophyllus is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Lotus argophyllus
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Feb 23, 2018).

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