Taxon  Report   5049    
Lotus humistratus  Greene  
(no longer an active name)
Bird's foot lotus,  Colchita, Foothill deervetch, Hill lotus, Short podded lotus
Lotus humistratus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Acmispon brachycarpus

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hosackia brachycarpa
NOTE: Lotus humistratus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lotus humistratus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Nov 22, 2019).