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Lotus purshianus

Lotus and Spanish Clover.

We currently do not grow this plant.

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.
Lotus purshianus's foliage color is green-gray, type is na and is edible.
Lotus purshianus's flower color is yellow.

Communities for Lotus purshianus:Chaparral, Northern Oak Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest and Central Oak Woodland.

ph: 5.00 to 10.00
usda: 4 to 10
height[m]: 0.20 to 0.80
width[m]: 0.50 to 1.00
rainfall[cm]: 30.00 to 150.00

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