Calflora
Taxon  Report   11269    
Acmispon americanus  (Nutt.) Rydb.  var. americanus 
American bird's foot trefoil,  Spanish lotus
Acmispon americanus var. americanus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
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Bloom Period
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Acmispon
Parent: Acmispon americanus

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEF: Lotus purshianus var. glaber
JEF: Lotus purshianus var. purshianus
More information about  Acmispon americanus var. americanus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

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Consortium of California Herbaria 2


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 28, 2020).