Lotus incanus

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

Lotus incanus is a species of legume known by the common name woolly bird's-foot trefoil. It is endemic to the Sierra Nevada of California, where it grows in forests and other mountain habitat.


Lotus incanus is a hairy, erect perennial herb lined with leaves each made up of silky-haired oval leaflets up to 1.6 centimeters long. The inflorescence bears 3 to 8 red-veined or pinkish white pealike flowers each up to about 2 centimeters long. The fruit is a narrow, mostly hairless legume pod up to 3.5 centimeters long.

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