Taxon  Report   10079 
Lotus unifoliolatus  (Hook.) Benth.  var. unifoliolatus 
American bird's foot trefoil

Lotus unifoliolatus var. unifoliolatus
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Lotus unifoliolatus var. unifoliolatus, 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 unifoliolatus var. unifoliolatus
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Parent Record Lotus unifoliolatus.
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: disturbed [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.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Acmispon americanum
PLANTS: Hosackia americana
PLANTS: Lotus americanus
PLANTS: Lotus purshianus var. glaber
PLANTS: Lotus purshianus
PLANTS: Lotus sericeus
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 26, 2015).

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