Taxon  Report   5040 
Lotus formosissimus  E. Greene   (not an active name; please see Hosackia gracilis)
Coast Lotus,  coastal lotus, seaside bird's foot trefoil
Lotus formosissimus , 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.

It was included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.2 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

 

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Lotus formosissimus
© 2004 Aaron Schusteff
Lotus formosissimus
© 2005 Bob Huettmann
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
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Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
TJM2: accepted name: Hosackia gracilis
 
 NOTE: Lotus formosissimus is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
 Information about  Lotus formosissimus  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (LOFO2)

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2014).

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