Calflora
Taxon  Report   11752 
Hosackia gracilis  Benth.
Harlequin lotus
Hosackia gracilis
© 2018 Emily Allen
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Hosackia gracilis
© 2018 Adam Chasey
Hosackia gracilis
© 2013 Aaron Arthur
Hosackia gracilis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Lotus formosissimus
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Hosackia gracilis
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Hosackia
Communities:
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS
PLANTS accepted name: Lotus formosissimus
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN + CNPS: Lotus formosissimus
More information about  Hosackia gracilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (LOFO2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 18, 2018).

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