Taxon  Report   11304    
Acmispon rigidus  (Benth.) Brouillet
Desert lotus,  Shrubby Deervetch
Acmispon rigidus
© 2003 Michael Charters
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Acmispon rigidus
© 2004 James M. Andre
Acmispon rigidus
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Acmispon rigidus, 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 rigidus
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Acmispon
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lotus rigidus
More information about  Acmispon rigidus
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 (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).