Lotus rigidus

Lotus rigidus

Deervetch

Small, shrub-like plant growing to about 1.5 ft. high and 2 ft. wide. Occurs on dry, rocky slopes at 5,000 ft. or lower. Prefers full sun. An extremely drought resistant Lotus, it becomes deciduous during severely dry periods. Attractive yellow-orange pea shaped flowers bloom February to May, and can be used in water conserving landscapes.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 2 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
- 5,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
68.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,001,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow-Orange
Blooming Season: 
Spring