Calflora
Taxon  Report   5040    
Lotus formosissimus  Greene

(not an active name)

Coast lotus,   Coastal lotus,   Seaside bird's foot trefoil
Lotus formosissimus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
also called Hosackia gracilis
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: Fabaceae  
Genus: Lotus

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSHosackia gracilis
More information about  Lotus formosissimus

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 11/26/2021).