This annual Lotus, weedy plant of roadsides, open, dry, disturbed areas, thickly branched, fixes nitrogen. CA(exc DSon), to CAN, cUS, Mex. Used for soil stabilization and forage for livestock. Larval food plant for the Afranius Dusky Wing and Acmon Blue butterflies.
Lotus purshianus is great for a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Lotus purshianus has color green-gray, is na and is edible.
Flower of Lotus purshianus has color yellow.
Communities for Lotus purshianus:Chaparral, Northern Oak Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest and Central Oak Woodland.