Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Lotus greenei Ottley ex Kearney & Peebles
(Greene Lotus, Deervetch, Greene's Trefoil)
Anisolotus mollis (Greene) Heller
Lotus greenei is a prostrate perennial that can at times form a groundcover in open dry soil and
middle elevation. Lotus humistratus is more densely hairy, and the pods of Lotus humistratus are less than
a centimeter long. Lotus wrightii and Lotus purshianus, our other common members of the genus, are upright.
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Lotus greenei, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Knight Mtn., May 9, 2007
Lotus greenei, closeup of growth form, photo Russ Kleinman & Barbara Weintraub, Tyrone Ridge Access Road, April 11, 2010
Lotus greenei, 1x macro of flower, photo Russ Kleinman & Barbara Weintraub, Tyrone Ridge Access Road, April 11, 2010
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