Taxon  Report   5072    
Lotus scoparius  (Torr. & A. Gray) Ottley  
(no longer an active name)
Common deerweed
Lotus scoparius, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Habitat: coastal, slopes

Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Strand, Joshua Tree Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN other name:
Acmispon glaber

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lotus scoparius var. perplexans
NOTE: Lotus scoparius is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lotus scoparius
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: Apr 02, 2020).