Legumes (Fabaceae) of Orange County, California

Including Acacias, Deerweed, Lotus, Lupins, Clovers, Peas and Vetches

Compiled by Peter J. Bryant, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697.
To comment, mailto:pjbryant@uci.edu *, exotic species; +, listed species. Glossary. Other sources
Legumes; Subfamily Faboideae: Characteristics

* Sydney Golden Wattle,
Acacia longifolia

* Black Wattle,
Acacia mearnsii

* Queensland Silver Wattle,
Acacia podalyriifolia

* Golden Wattle,
Acacia pycnantha

California Boxelder,
Acer negundo

Spanish Clover,
Acmispon americanus

+ Silver Bird's-foot Trefoil,
Acmispon argophyllus

Big Deervetch,
Acmispon crassifolius

Common Deerweed (California broom), Acmispon glaber


Heermann's Lotus,
Acmispon hermannii


Coast Trefoil,
Acmispon maritimus

Small-flowered Lotus (Fishhook Lotus), Acmispon micranthus

Coastal lotus,
Acmispon salsuginosus

Strigose Lotus,
Acmispon strigosus

California Lotus,
Acmispon wrangelianus

* Crested Wattle,
Albizia lophantha

California False Indigo,
Amorpha californica

Western false indigo,
Amorpha fruticosa


+ Braunton's Milkvetch,
Astragalus brauntonii

Pomona Locoweed,
Astragalus pomonensis

Ocean Locoweed,
Astragalus trichopodus var. lonchus

Large Leatherroot,
Hoita macrostachya

Roundleaf Leatherroot,
Hoita orbicularis

Broad leaved lotus,
Hosackia crassifolius

* Sweet Pea,
Lathyrus odoratus

* Tangier pea,
Lathyrus tingitanus

Pacific Pea,
Lathyrus vestitus

* Bird's Foot Trefoil,
Lotus corniculatus

Silver Bush Lupine,
Lupinus albifrons

Miniature Lupine,
Lupinus bicolor

Bajada Lupine,
Lupinus concinnus

Bush Lupine (Guard Lupine), Lupinus excubitus var. hallii

Stinging Lupine,
Lupinus hirsutissimus

Broadleaf Lupine,
Lupinus latifolius

Longleaf Bush Lupine,
Lupinus longifolius

Chick Lupine (Valley Lupine),
Lupinus microcarpus

Coulter's Lupine,
Lupinus sparsiflorus

Arroyo Lupine,
Lupinus succulentus

Collar Lupine,
Lupinus truncatus

* Bur-clover,
Medicago polymorpha

* Alfalfa,
Medicago sativa

* White Sweetclover,
Melilotus albus

* Yellow Sweetclover,
Meliotus indicus

Palo Verde,
Parkinsonia aculeata

Chaparral pea,
Pickeringia montana

* Black Locust,
Robinia pseudoacacia

California Tea,
Rupertia physodes

* African Senna,
Senna didymobotrya

* Spanish Broom,
Spartium junceum

Tree Clover,
Trifolium ciliolatum?

* Rose Clover,
Trifolium hirtum

Maiden Clover (Small-headed Clover), Trifolium microcephalum

Creek Clover,
Trifolium obtusiflorum

* Red Clover,
Trifolium pratense

Wildcat Clover,
Trifolium willdenovii

American Vetch,
Vicia americana

* Purple Vetch,
Vicia benghalensis

Louisiana Vetch,
Vicia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana

Common Vetch,
Vicia sativa ssp. sativa

Winter Vetch,
Vicia villosa

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