Taxon  Report   11756    
Hosackia pinnata  (Hook.) Abrams
Pinnate lotus
Hosackia pinnata
© 2011 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Hosackia pinnata
© 2015 Steve Matson
Hosackia pinnata
© 2009 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Hosackia pinnata, 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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Hosackia pinnata
© 2015 Steve Matson
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Hosackia
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Lotus pinnatus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lotus pinnatus
More information about  Hosackia pinnata
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 16, 2019).