Taxon  Report   11808    
Lotus tenuis  Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd.
Narrow-leaf bird's-foot trefoil
Lotus tenuis
© 2018 Julian Geoghegan
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Lotus tenuis
© 2018 Julian Geoghegan
Lotus tenuis
© 2018 Julian Geoghegan
Lotus tenuis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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Lotus tenuis
© 2014 Richard Chasey
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lotus corniculatus var. tenuifolius
ICPN + PLANTS: Lotus glaber
More information about  Lotus tenuis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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).