Taxon  Report   5069    
Lotus salsuginosus  Greene  
(no longer an active name)
Coastal bird's foot trefoil,  Coastal lotus
Lotus salsuginosus, 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
Habitat: slopes

Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN other name:
Acmispon maritimus

NOTE: Lotus salsuginosus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lotus salsuginosus
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: Jun 02, 2020).