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Lotus crassifolius var. otayensis

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Lotus crassifolius var. otayensis
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Lotus crassifolius var. otayensis
Lotus crassifolius var. otayensis
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Lotus crassifolius var. otayensis

Species Name: Lotus crassifolius var. otayensis
Common Name: Otay Mountain Lotus

Rare and threatened by road maintenance. Thrives in poor soils. Excellent butterfly plant with beautiful summer blooms and soft grey-green foliage.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Open airy, sprawling
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Purple and white
Endangered?: List 1B/RED 3-3-2
Distribution: Southern Peninsular Range (Otay Mountain-San Diego County); Baja
Natural Habitat: Disturbed areas below 3000'

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