Taxon  Report   5077    
Lotus stipularis  (Benth.) Greene  var. stipularis   
(no longer an active name)
Balsam bird's foot trefoil,  Balsam lotus, Stipulate lotus
Lotus stipularis var. stipularis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and is endemic (limited) to California.
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Parent: Lotus stipularis
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Hosackia stipularis var. stipularis

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hosackia stipularis ssp. balsamifera
PLANTS: Hosackia stipularis
PLANTS: Lotus balsamiferus
NOTE: Lotus stipularis var. stipularis is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lotus stipularis var. stipularis
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: Aug 25, 2019).