Lotus nevadensis

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

Lotus nevadensis is a species of legume known by the common name Nevada bird's-foot trefoil. It is native to western North America from the Pacific Northwest to Baja California, where it grows in several types of habitat, including mountain forest and meadows. It is a spreading or mat-forming perennial herb coated in long hairs. It is lined with leaves each made up of small green oval leaflets. The inflorescence bears up 12 pinkish yellow pealike flowers each a centimeter long or more. The fruit is a slender, bent, beaked legume pod.

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