Taxon  Report   11757    
Hosackia rosea  Eastw.
Rose flowered lotus
Hosackia rosea
© 2013 Terry Gosliner
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Hosackia rosea
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Hosackia rosea
© J. E.(Jed) and Bonnie McClellan 2005 California Academy of Sciences
Hosackia rosea, 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 rosea
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Hosackia
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Lotus aboriginus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lotus aboriginus
More information about  Hosackia rosea
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 20, 2019).