|Scientific Name||Acmispon oroboides (Lotus plebeius)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LOPL2|
|Common Name||New Mexico Bird's-foot Trefoil, Pine Deervetch||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||820057|
|Description||Habitat: Rock outcrops, cliffs, ledges, rocky soils on slopes and in flatlands above 4000 ft.
Plant: Low-growing, spreading perennial, numerous stems up to 15 inches long.
Leaves: Pinnately-compound leaves with 3 to 6 oblanceolate or oval to linear leaflets, 1/4- to almost 1/2-inch long, slightly hairy.
Inflorescence: Small yellow flowers 1/2 inch long, typical of the pea family, with reddish back-sides on peduncles less than 1/2-inch to more than 2 inches long; linear bract at top of peduncle.
Bloom Period: March to September.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and SEINet.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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