Acmispon
deervetch, lotus
4 species
2 subspecies and varieties
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Acmispon americanusSpanish-clover
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Montana, south to Mexico
Habitat: Chiefly in sandy to rocky, exposed or wooded areas, more common at low elevations
Origin: Native
Flowers: April - September
var. americanus – Spanish-clover, American bird's-foot trefoil
Acmispon denticulatusriver-bar bird's-foot-trefoil
Origin: Native
Acmispon nevadensisNevada deervetch
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Idaho and Nevada.
Habitat: Open, disturbed areas including road cuts, balds, grasslands, and forest edges at low to moderate elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-June
var. nevadensis – Nevada deervetch
Acmispon parviflorusshort-flower bird's-foot-trefoil
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades in Washington and in the Columbia River Gorge; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Open slopes and sandy flats, seashore into the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-September