Scientific Name

 Acmispon maritimus  (Nutt.) D.D. Sokoloff

Family

Fabaceae  

General

     This is a ground-hugging annual.

CI

     Known as a fire follower, this species was not observed in CI habitats until the first season following the fire (Winter 2013-2014).  It has not been observed since.  It was not uncommon on more exposed hillsides and ridge lines.

References

See this species on CalFlora.

The Jepson Manual(2012: 726, Acmispon by Luc Brouillet).

Dale (2000: 110, as Lotus salsuginosus).

McAuley (1996: 345, as Lotus salsuginosus).

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Acmispon maritimus near ridgeline of hill behind Aliso Hall, CI, near (to the NE) the helicopter pad (14 May 2014).

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Acmispon maritimus on hill behind Aliso Hall, CI (20 May 2014).

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Acmispon maritimus on hill behind Aliso Hall, CI (20 May 2014).

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Acmispon maritimus on hill behind Aliso Hall, CI (20 May 2014).

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Acmispon maritimus on hill behind Aliso Hall, CI (20 May 2014).

 

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Acmispon maritimus on hill opposite the Town Center, CI, just to south side of ridge line (23 May 2014).

 

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Acmispon maritimum on south facing slope of hill to the north of University Glen, near ridge line, towards eastern end (above path to old water tank site) (9 June 2014).

 

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Acmispon maritimum on south facing slope of hill to the north of University Glen, near ridge line, towards eastern end (above path to old water tank site) (9 June 2014).

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Acmispon maritimus on south facing slope of hill to the north of University Glen, near ridge line, towards eastern end (above path to old water tank site) (9 June 2014).