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Lotus formosissimus

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Lotus formossisimus

Species Name: Lotus formosissimus
Common Name:

A lovely groundcover for moist areas. Small pea-like flowers are yellow and purple. Spreads both above ground (by stolons) and below (by rhizomes).

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6in.-1' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Low, spreading by rhizomes/stolons
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow and purple
Endangered?: List 4.2
Distribution: North Coast, Outer North Coast Ranges, northern Central Coast, San Francisco bay, northern Outer South Coast Ranges
Natural Habitat: In water or springy areas, shores, meadows, roadside ditches below 2000'

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