Taxon  Report   5025 
Lotus argophyllus  (A. Gray) Greene  var. niveus  (Greene) Ottley  (not an active name; please see Acmispon argophyllus var. niveus)
Santa cruz island bird's foot trefoil,  Santa cruz island silverhosackia, Santa cruz island silverlotus
Lotus argophyllus var. niveus
© 2002 Lynn Watson
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Lotus argophyllus var. niveus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered .

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Lotus argophyllus var. niveus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Parent Record Lotus argophyllus
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
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Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
ICPN + CNPS accepted name: Acmispon argophyllus var. niveus
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Hosackia nivea
PLANTS: Lotus argophyllus ssp. niveus
PLANTS: Lotus niveus
NOTE: Lotus argophyllus var. niveus is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Lotus argophyllus var. niveus
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: Jun 18, 2018).

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