Lotus formosissimus

Why this species is at risk Lotus formosissimus is limited by the availability of suitable habitat. Habitat conversion, particularly the residential development of grass-dominated meadows, is the most direct and immediate threat.


Thus while the larval foodplant of C. 5. lotis has not been positively identified, Lotus formosissimus is the primary candidate... Habitat Description Historically, the lotis blue butterfly has been found in wet meadows and sphagum-willow bogs (Tilden 1965).

Native Plants Frequented by Native Bees in the Southern ...

... oreganum Oregon geranium Gilia capitata ssp. capitata blue gilia Hydrophyllum occidentale Hydrophyllum tenuipes slender -stemmed waterleaf western waterleaf Lathyrus nevadensis var. nevadensis Lathyrus polyphyllus Sierran pea leafy pea Ligusticum apiifolium lovage Lotus formosissimus ...

Fort Valley Experimental Forest—A Century of Research 1908-2008

The species included the forbs upright blue beardtongue (Penstemon virgatus) and beautiful fleabane (Erigeron formosissimus ), and the C 3 (cool season) grasses squirreltail (Elymus elymoides ) and Arizona fescue (Festuca arizonica).

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Upper Montane Coniferous Forest Abies concolor (White fir), Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas-fir), Populus tremuloides (aspen), Salix scouleriana (Scouler's willow), Festuca arizonica (Arizona fescue), Erigeron eximus (splendid daisy), Erigeron formosissimus (beautiful fleabane), and Arnica cordifolia ...

Minuartia pusilla

Red-listed winged water-starwort ( Callitriche marginata ), snake-root sanicle ( Sanicula arctopoides ), and seaside birds-foot trefoil ( Lotus formosissimus ) occur nearby.

Native Plants Attractive to Honey Bees

... Rubus parviflorus Thimbleberry Rubus spectabilis Salmonberry Rubus ursinus Lonicera involucrata Black twinberry Camassia quamash Camas lily Forb Amelanchier alnifolia Serviceberry Heracleum lanatum Forb Crataegus douglasii Camassia leichtlinii Great camas Forb Gaultheria shallon Salal Lotus formosissimus Forb Sidalcea ...

Lotis Blue DRAFT Recovery Plan

The sphagnum bog habitat dried out and no specimens of the suspected larval foodplant (coast treefoil - Lotus formosissimus) were noted within the confines of the bog.

Profile for Lotis Blue Butterfly, Lycaeides idas lotis

Nothing is known for certain about food habits of the Lotis Blue, as the larval host plant is not confirmed, but evidence suggests that it was the seaside bird's-foot trefoil ( Lotus formosissimus ).


Lotus formosissimus , Coast Lotus Monardella villosa , Coyote Mint Oenothera elata ssp hookeri , Hooker’s Evening Primrose Oxalis oregana , Redwood Sorrel

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