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Lotus scoparius var. brevialatus

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Species Name: Lotus scoparius var. brevialatus
Common Name: Deerweed

Tough desert perennial. Excellent for hot, sunny spots in the garden. A nice addition to your butterfly garden.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Low, sprawling
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: South Coast, Transverse Range, Peninsular Range, Sonoran Desert
Natural Habitat: Desert slopes, flats, washes below 4300'

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