Lotus formosissimus

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Common Name:

Coastal California Lotus


Bay Area Native


Herbaceous Perennial

Furry grey upright stems, clusters of bicolor purple and yellow pea-sized flowers in spring/summer, grey-green oblong leaves. Drought tolerant but does best in a moist location.


Temperature: Hardy to 25°F

Sun: Sun at Coast, Part Shade Inland

Water: Low; Moderate in Summer

Size: 2ft.

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