Lotus grandiflorus is a species of legume known by the common name chaparral bird's-foot trefoil. It is native to California and Baja California, where it is found in many mountainous areas in the chaparral and coniferous forests. It is a perennial herb taking an erect to decumbent form. It is lined with leaves each made up of oval leaflets 1 to 2 centimeters long and hairy to hairless in texture. The inflorescence is made up 3 to 9 pealike flowers which may approach three centimeters long. The flower varies in color from whitish to yellow to pink. The fruit is a legume pod up to 6 centimeters long.
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