|Wiry Lotus (Lotus rigidus)|
DESCRIPTION: Perennial to 3'. Flowers (1" long) yellow, tinged with orange-red, pea-like. Leaves (1" long) pinnately compound with 3-5 leaflets. Stems are thin and "wiry". Fabaceae (Legume) Family.
NATURAL HISTORY: Flowers bloom February through spring. This species is relatively drought resistant and can be found in drier habitats than most other lotuses.