Calflora
Taxon  Report   11270    
Acmispon argophyllus  (A. Gray) Brouillet
Silver birds foot trefoil
Acmispon argophyllus
© 2002 Steve Tyron
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Acmispon argophyllus
© 2009 Stanley Spencer
Acmispon argophyllus
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Acmispon argophyllus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Acmispon argophyllus
© 2010 Thomas Stoughton
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lotus argophyllus
More information about  Acmispon argophyllus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).