Taxon  Report   5018    
Lotus aboriginus  Jeps.  
(no longer an active name)
Rose flowered lotus,  Rosy bird's foot trefoil
Lotus aboriginus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Hosackia rosea

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hosackia rosea
PLANTS: Lotus crassifolius var. subglaber
PLANTS: Lotus stipularis var. subglaber
NOTE: Lotus aboriginus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lotus aboriginus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 25, 2020).