Calflora
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
© 2005 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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.

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Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Acmispon brachycarpus

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hosackia brachycarpa
NOTE: Lotus humistratus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lotus humistratus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LOHU2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2018).

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