Taxon  Report   5072    
Lotus scoparius  (Torr. & A. Gray) Ottley  (no longer an active name)
Common deerweed
Lotus scoparius
© 2006 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lotus scoparius, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lotus scoparius
© 2005 Noah Elhardt
Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Strand, Joshua Tree Woodland

Habitat: coastal, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Acmispon glaber

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lotus scoparius var. perplexans
NOTE: Lotus scoparius is no longer an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Lotus scoparius
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Oct 22, 2018).

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