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Acmispon wrangelianus
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Scientific classification
Synonyms
  • Anisolotus wrangeliana (Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) Bernh.
  • Lotus subpinnatus var. wrangelianus (Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) Jeps.
  • Lotus wrangelianus Fisch. & C.A.Mey.

Acmispon wrangelianus is a species of legume native to California and Oregon in the southwestern United States. It is known by the common names Chilean bird's-foot trefoil and Chile lotus. Despite its common name, it is not from Chile. It can be found in many types of habitat, including disturbed areas. This is a hairy, prostrate annual herb. Its slender branches are lined with leaves each made of generally four small leaflets. The inflorescence is composed of a solitary yellow pealike flower around a centimeter wide. The fruit is a legume pod 1 to 2 centimeters long.

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