Calflora
Taxon  Report   5066    
Lotus purshianus  Clem. & E. G. Clem.  var. purshianus   
(no longer an active name)
Spanish clover,  Spanish lotus
Lotus purshianus var. purshianus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
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Bloom Period
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Parent: Lotus purshianus

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

JEF other name:
Acmispon americanus var. americanus

 
NOTE: Lotus purshianus var. purshianus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lotus purshianus var. purshianus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Consortium of California Herbaria


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 04, 2020).