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Lotus crassifolius var. crassifolius

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Species Name: Lotus crassifolius var. crassifolius
Common Name: Broad-leaved Lotus, Deer-vetch

A summer blooming perennial with round leaves and yellow flowers that are tipped with red. Very showy when in bloom. Give full sun and good drainage.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Yellow/Red
Endangered?:
Distribution: Klamath Range, North Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada, South Coast Ranges, South Coast, Transverse Range, northern Peninsular Range (Riverside Co.)
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, pine or mixed woodlands and margins, roadsides, and other disturbed places

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