Lotus salsuginosus

Acmispon maritimus, Coastal lotus

  • Height:   under 1 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Inflorescence Size:   1 - 5 in
  • Flower Type:   clustered
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   yellow
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - desert - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Fire Resistant / Low Fuel:   TRUE
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   216,000
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Acmispon maritimus

Common Name:Coastal lotus
a.k.a.: Lotus salsuginosus

Acmispon maritimus, a dicot, is a annual herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland
Habitat:slopes
Family:Fabaceae

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Butte, El Dorado, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Sonoma, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

Website references on Google

Bloom Months
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