Calflora
Taxon  Report   5040    
Lotus formosissimus  Greene  
(no longer an active name; please see Hosackia gracilis)
Coast lotus,  Coastal lotus, Seaside bird's foot trefoil
Lotus formosissimus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Hosackia gracilis

Bloom Period
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Hosackia gracilis

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hosackia gracilis
NOTE: Lotus formosissimus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lotus formosissimus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (LOFO2)


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 18, 2019).