Taxon  Report   5058 
Lotus nuttallianus  Greene  (not an active name; please see Acmispon prostratus)
Nuttall's lotus,  Wire bird's foot trefoil
Lotus nuttallianus
© 2006 Vince Scheidt
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Lotus nuttallianus
© 2014 Keir Morse
Lotus nuttallianus
© 2014 Keir Morse
Lotus nuttallianus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and Baja California.
also called Acmispon prostratus

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Lotus nuttallianus
© 2010 Vince Scheidt
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub
Habitat: dunes, coastal
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Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
ICPN + CNPS accepted name: Acmispon prostratus
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PLANTS: Hosackia prostrata
NOTE: Lotus nuttallianus is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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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: Jun 22, 2018).

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