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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Loteae
Genus: Acmispon
Species: Acmispon argyraeus

Acmispon argyraeus (Greene) Brouillet J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 2(1): 389. (2008)

Hosackia argyraea Greene Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 184. (1885)
Lotus argyraeus Greene Pittonia 2(9): 144. (1890)
Anisolotus argyraeus (Greene) A.Heller Muhlenbergia 8: 47. (1912)
Ottleya argyraea (Greene) D.D.Sokoloff Feddes Repert. 110: 94. (1999)


Brouillet, L. 2008. The taxonomy of North American Loti (Fabaceae: Loteae): new names in Acmispon and Hosackia. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 2(1): 387–394. JSTOR BHL Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Acmispon argyraeus. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 3 2016. 2016. Acmispon argyraeus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 3 Nov. 2016.

Acmispon argyraeus, synonym Lotus argyraeus, is a species of legume native to California and northwest Mexico.[1] It is known by the common name canyon bird's-foot trefoil. It occurs in dry mountain habitat. It is a perennial herb lined with leaves each made up of a few oval leaflike leaflets about 1 cm long. Most of the plant is silky-hairy in texture. The inflorescence holds one to three pinkish-yellow flowers roughly 1 cm long. The fruit is a dehiscent legume pod up to 2.5 cm long.

"Acmispon argyraeus (Greene) Brouillet", Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2018-02-05

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