Lotus
lotus, trefoil
3 species
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Lotus corniculatusgarden bird's-foot-trefoil
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; widely distributed throughout most of North America.
Habitat: Mesic to wet areas, typically where disturbed.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May-September
Lotus tenuisnarrow-leaved trefoil
Origin: Introduced
Lotus uliginosusbig lotus, big trefoil, large trefoil
Distribution: West of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Idaho; east across Canada to Nova Scotia; scattered localities in eastern U.S.
Habitat: Moist to wet disturbed areas, roadsides, abandoned lots, and coastal tidelands.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May-July