Lotus argyraeus

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Lotus argyraeus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Loteae
Genus: Lotus
Species: L. argyraeus
Binomial name
Lotus argyraeus
(Greene) Greene

Lotus argyraeus is a species of legume known by the common name canyon bird's-foot trefoil. It is native southern California, Nevada, and Baja California, where it is known from dry mountain habitat. It is a perennial herb lined with leaves each made up of a few oval leaflike leaflets about 1 cm long. Most of the plant is silky-hairy in texture. The inflorescence holds one to three pinkish-yellow flowers roughly 1 cm long. The fruit is a dehiscent legume pod up to 2.5 cm long.

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