Fabaceae
Lotus unifoliolatus var. unifoliolatus

Spanish Lotus

Prostrate to erect. Single stem sometimes branched, hairy. Leaf palmately divided into 3 lance-shaped leaflets, held on main stem with long stalk above it. Flower stalk holds a single leaf, divided 3 times, and a single white to pale pink flower. Grows on roadsides, edges of moist places, from coast to mountain forests and alpine.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer-Autumn
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 8--18 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Subalpine, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Olympic NP, West Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes

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