Fabaceae
Lotus nevadensis

Nevada Deervetch

Mat with upward-pointing stems. Leaves gray or green, widely spaced. Leaflets 3–5, irregularly spaced, oval, with rounded tips, wavy hairs. Flower heads on lower part of plant on long, branched stalks; upper are nearly sessile. Flower heads with 3–12 bright yellow flowers. Grows in open oak, pine, or fir forests, fern-laden meadows, at mid to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--8 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Meadow
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Siskiyous, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes