Taxon: Lotus scoparius (Nutt.) Ottley

Genus: Lotus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Loteae
Nomen number: 70418
Place of publication: Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 10:227. 1923
Name Verified on: 29-Jun-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Mar-2006
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • California-broom  (Source: F CalifJep) - English

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja California
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California


  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Isely, D. 1981. Leguminosae of the United States. III. Subfamily Papilionoideae: tribes Sophoreae, Podalyrieae, and Loteae Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(3):189.
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck A California flora. 1959 (F CalifMunz)


Check other web resources for Lotus scoparius (Nutt.) Ottley :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image