Lotus wrightii

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Lotus wrightii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Lotus
Species: L. wrightii
Binomial name
Lotus wrightii
(A.Gray) Greene

Lotus wrightii (common name Wright's deervetch) is a plant.

It has yellow flowers on many stems, arising from a single root crown. It was named after Charles Wright.[1]

The Zuni people apply a poultice of the chewed root to swellings that they believe are caused by being witched by a bullsnake.[2]

The plant is found in the Southwestern United States. It is prevalent in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.[3] It is also found in Nevada.[1]


  1. ^ a b Edmund C. JaegerDesert Wild Flowers, p. 102, at Google Books
  2. ^ Camazine, Scott & Robert A. Bye (1980). "A study of the medical ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians of New Mexico". Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2 (4): 365–388. PMID 6893476. doi:10.1016/S0378-8741(80)81017-8. 
  3. ^ "Lotus wrightii (A. Gray) Greene". United States Department of Agriculture: Natural Resources Conservation Service. Retrieved 2014-01-23.