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Lotus oblongifolius (Benth.) Greene var. oblongifolius
streambank bird's-foot trefoil

General Information
Symbol: LOOBO2
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
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   




Symbol Scientific Name
HOLA4 Hosackia lathyroides Durand & Hilg.
HOOB2 Hosackia oblongifolia Benth.
HOTO3 Hosackia torreyi A. Gray
LOOBN Lotus oblongifolius (Benth.) Greene var. nevadensis (A. Gray) Munz
LOOBT Lotus oblongifolius (Benth.) Greene var. torreyi (A. Gray) Ottley
LOTO4 Lotus torreyi (A. Gray) Greene


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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 oblongifolius (Benth.) Greene – streambank bird's-foot trefoil
Variety Lotus oblongifolius (Benth.) Greene var. oblongifolius – streambank bird's-foot trefoil

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status


HOOB2  Hosackia oblongifolia Benth.

North America
Arid West OBL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast OBL



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover