Calflora
Taxon  Report   5080    
Lotus wrangelianus  Fisch. & C. A. Mey.  
(no longer an active name)
Calf lotus,  Chilean bird's foot trefoil, Chilean lotus, Chilean trefoil
Lotus wrangelianus
© 2002 Margo Bors
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lotus wrangelianus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Acmispon wrangelianus

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hosackia subpinnata
PLANTS: Lotus subpinnatus
NOTE: Lotus wrangelianus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lotus wrangelianus
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 (LOWR2)

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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