Taxon  Report   5066 
Lotus purshianus  Clem. & E. G. Clem.  var. purshianus   (not an active name)
Spanish clover,  Spanish lotus
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Lotus purshianus var. purshianus, 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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Lotus purshianus var. purshianus
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Parent Record Lotus purshianus
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: disturbed
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Name Status:
Accepted in JM93
ICPN accepted name: Acmispon americanus var. americanus
NOTE: Lotus purshianus var. purshianus is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Lotus purshianus var. purshianus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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: May 26, 2018).

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