Taxon  Report   5058 
Lotus nuttallianus  E. Greene
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.
It was included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list [1B.1] (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Lotus nuttallianus
© 2010 Vince Scheidt
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub
Habitat: dunes, coastal [CNPS Inventory]
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 PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 + CNPS accepted name: Acmispon prostratus
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PLANTS: Hosackia prostrata
More information about  Lotus nuttallianus
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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:   (Accessed: May 25, 2016).

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