Calflora
Taxon  Report   5025    
Lotus argophyllus  (A. Gray) Greene  var. niveus  (Greene) Ottley  
(no longer an active name; please see Acmispon argophyllus var. niveus)
Santa cruz island bird's foot trefoil,  Santa cruz island silverhosackia, Santa cruz island silverlotus
Lotus argophyllus var. niveus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and and is endemic (limited) to California.


It is listed by the State of California as Endangered .
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Parent: Lotus argophyllus

Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF + CNPS other name:
Acmispon argophyllus var. niveus

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hosackia nivea
PLANTS: Lotus argophyllus ssp. niveus
PLANTS: Lotus niveus
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NOTE: Lotus argophyllus var. niveus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lotus argophyllus var. niveus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (LOARN3)


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 12, 2020).