Scientific Name

Acmispon strigosus (Nutt.) Brouillet 

Older name

Lotus strigosus (Nutt.) E. Greene 

Family

Fabaceae

General

     This is a ground hugging annual.

CI

     A fire-follower, this species was no observed before the Springs Fire of 2013, but was found widely in the first season following the fire, mostly on exposed ridgelines or southern slopes of hills.  It is similar in form and appearance to Acmispon maritimus, but typically has smaller leaves and single flowers and fruits at the ends of stems, rather than 3 flowers/fruits, typical of A. maritimus.

References

See this species on CalFlora.

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

Dale (2000: 110, as Lotus strigosus).

McAuley (1996: 345, as Lotus strigosus).

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Acmispon strigosus on hillside to south of the Town Center, CI, near ridgeline (12 May 2014).

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Acmispon strigosus near crest of hill (south facing side) directly opposite of model airplane field, Camarillo Park, CI (20 May 2014).

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Acmispon strigosus on south facing slope of hillside to south the Town Center and University Glen, CI (23 May 2014).

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Acmispon strigosus on south facing slope of hillside to south the Town Center and University Glen, CI (29 May 2014).

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Acmispon strigosus hillside to south of Camarillo Park, above road between entrance area and model airplane park (4 May 2014).

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Acmispon strigosus on hill to north of Sage Hall, CI, near western end along crest (7 May 2014).

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Acmispon strigosus on hill to north of Sage Hall, CI, near western end along crest (7 May 2014).

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Acmispon strigosus on hill to north of Sage Hall, CI, near western end along crest (7 May 2014).