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Lotus rigidus (Shrubby deervetch)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Lotus rigidus

Lotus rigidus (Benth.) Greene

Shrubby Deervetch

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Hosackia rigida

USDA Symbol: LORI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: aging to orange or red


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR


Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Lotus rigidus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lotus rigidus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lotus rigidus


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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