Taxon  Report   5072 
Lotus scoparius  (Nutt.) Ottley  (not an active name; please see Acmispon glaber)
Common deerweed
Lotus scoparius
© 2005 Noah Elhardt
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Lotus scoparius, 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 scoparius
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Strand, Joshua Tree Woodland
Habitat: coastal, slopes [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 accepted name: Acmispon glaber
NOTE: Lotus scoparius is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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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: Oct 23, 2016).

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