Taxon  Report   11303    
Acmispon prostratus  (Torr. & A. Gray) Brouillet
Nuttall's acmispon
Acmispon prostratus
© 2010 Vince Scheidt
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Acmispon prostratus
© 2006 Vince Scheidt
Acmispon prostratus
© 2014 Keir Morse
Acmispon prostratus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, Baja California.
also called Lotus nuttallianus
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Acmispon prostratus
© 2015 David Varner
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Acmispon
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub

Habitat: dunes, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Lotus nuttallianus
More information about  Acmispon prostratus
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

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).