Lotus
lotus, trefoil
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Lotus corniculatusbird's-foot trefoil, garden bird's-foot trefoil
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; widely distributed throughout most of North America.
Habitat: Open, mesic to wet areas, typically where disturbed.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May-September
Lotus tenuisnarrowleaf bird's-foot trefoil, narrowleaf trefoil, slender trefoil
Distribution: Occurring in scattered locations on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Great Plains, also in eastern North America.
Habitat: Fields, roadsides, wastelots, and other disturbed areas
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
Flowers: May-July
Lotus uliginosuslarge bird's-foot trefoil, big lotus, big trefoil
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia 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 from Europe
Flowers: May-July