Page author: David Giblin
Lotus tenuis
narrowleaf 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

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Lotus tenuis Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd.
Publication: Enum. Pl. 2: 797. 1809. 1809.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Lotus corniculatus L. var. tenuifolius L.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lotus tenuis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Lotus tenuis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Lotus tenuis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lotus tenuis photos.

USDA Plants: Lotus tenuis information.

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