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Lotus plebeius (Brandegee) Barneby
New Mexico bird's-foot trefoil

General Information
Symbol: LOPL2
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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Symbol Scientific Name
HOPUN Hosackia puberula Benth. var. nana A. Gray
LOLO Lotus longebracteatus Rydb.
LONE3 Lotus neomexicanus Greene
LONU5 Lotus ×nummularius (M.E. Jones) Tidestr.
LOOR2 Lotus oroboides auct. non (Kunth) Ottley
LOORN Lotus oroboides (Kunth) Ottley var. nanus (A. Gray) Isely
LOORN2 Lotus oroboides (Kunth) Ottley var. nummularius (M.E. Jones) Isely


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Lotus L. – trefoil
Species Lotus plebeius (Brandegee) Barneby – New Mexico bird's-foot trefoil

Subordinate Taxa

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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover