Taxon  Report   10961    
Lotus purshianus  Clem. & E. G. Clem.  
(no longer an active name)
Bird's foot trefoil
Lotus purshianus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

Bloom Period
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Lotus
Habitat: disturbed

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

ICPN other name:
Acmispon americanus

PLANTS other name:
Lotus unifoliolatus var. unifoliolatus

NOTE: Lotus purshianus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lotus purshianus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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 09, 2020).