Taxon  Report   5058    
Lotus nuttallianus  Greene  
(no longer an active name; please see Acmispon prostratus)
Nuttall's lotus,  Wire bird's foot trefoil
Lotus nuttallianus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and Baja California.
also called Acmispon prostratus

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

Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF + CNPS other name:
Acmispon prostratus

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hosackia prostrata
NOTE: Lotus nuttallianus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lotus nuttallianus
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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 30, 2020).