Acmispon heermannii

Prostrate Wooly Lotus, formerly Lotus heermannii

  • Height:   under 1 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/8 - 1/2 in
  • Inflorescence Size:   1 - 3 in
  • Flower Type:   clustered
  • Bloom Type:   summer
  • Flower Color:   yellow
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - desert - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Characteristics / Comments:   good as ground cover
  • Fire Resistant / Low Fuel:   TRUE
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   112,000
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Acmispon heermannii

Common Name:Heermann's lotus

Acmispon heermannii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland
Habitat:streambanks canyons

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

ContraCosta, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Sonoma, Tulare, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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