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Foothill Deervetch
Acmispon brachycarpus
  


About Foothill Deervetch (Acmispon brachycarpus) Acmispon brachycarpus (formerly Lotus humistratus) is a species of legume known by the common name foothill deervetch. It is native to western North America from Idaho to Texas to northern Mexico, where it is known from many types of habitat. It is an annual herb spreading upright or taking a clumpy or matted form. It is lined with leaves each usually made up of four hairy, somewhat fleshy leaflets each up to about 1 cm long. Solitary yellow, pea-like flowers appear in the leaf axils. The fruit is a legume pod variable in size and shape.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual Herb

Max. Height
0.16 - 1.3 ft (0.05 - 0.4 m)

Flower Color
Yellow

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
-87' - 6407'

Annual Precip. ?
3.6" - 117.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 2.43"

Coldest Month ?
32.2° F - 54.8° F

Hottest Month ?
58.6° F - 80.4° F

Humidity ?
0.10 vpd - 34.66 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Hill Lotus



Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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