Difference between revisions of "Lotus purshianus var. purshianus"

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'''Common Name:''' Spanish Lotus or Spanish clover<br></h3>
 
'''Common Name:''' Spanish Lotus or Spanish clover<br></h3>
  
:A low-growing lotus for moist areas. Yellow flowers appear spring through summer. Good for watered areas and butterfly gardens.
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:A small lotus with small pinkish pea-like flowers. Prefers to grow in open, dry, disturbed areas. Larvae food source for the Afranius Dusky Wing and Acmon Blue butterflies.
  
 
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:'''Plant Family:''' Fabaceae
 
:'''Plant Family:''' Fabaceae
  
:'''Plant Type:''' Perennial
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:'''Plant Type:''' Annual
  
:'''Height by Width:''' 1'-2' H  
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:'''Height by Width:''' 6"-12" H  
  
 
:'''Growth Habit:''' Upright
 
:'''Growth Habit:''' Upright
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:'''Growth Rate:''' Fast
 
:'''Growth Rate:''' Fast
  
:'''Sun Exposure:''' Part sun
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:'''Sun Exposure:''' Full to part sun
  
 
:'''Soil Preference:''' Adaptable
 
:'''Soil Preference:''' Adaptable

Latest revision as of 19:15, 15 September 2011

Species Name: Lotus purshianus var. purshianus
Common Name: Spanish Lotus or Spanish clover

A small lotus with small pinkish pea-like flowers. Prefers to grow in open, dry, disturbed areas. Larvae food source for the Afranius Dusky Wing and Acmon Blue butterflies.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 6"-12" H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen:
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 7200'
Flower Season: May to September
Flower Color: Cream to Pink Petals with red veins
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Throughout CA (except Sonoran Desert). Also found outside California Nothwards to Canada, the central US and Mexico.
Natural Habitat: Coast, chaparral, mtn forests, water courses, and roadsides and other weedy area. Elevation: <7200'

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