Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Lotus purshianus (Bentham) Clements & Clements
(Pursh's Trefoil)

Family: Fabaceae

Status: Native

Acmispon americanum (Nuttall) Rydberg
Hosackia purshiana Bentham
Lotus americanus (Nuttall) Rydberg

Lotus purshianus is an upright annual with mostly trifoliate leaves. The corolla is white fading to pink. It is found in canyon bottoms at middle elevation in the Gila National Forest.
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Lotus purshianus, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Deadman Canyon, Sept. 3, 2007

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