Lotus crassifolius var. otayensis

Also known as:

  • Otay Mountain Lotus
  • Big Deervetch

Plant Type

shrub, perennial

Zones

9b-9b

Size

H:2'-3'
W:2'-3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

occasional

Sun Exposure:

sun, part sun, light/bright shade, part shade

Features

Flowers:

white, purple / violet

Foliage:

silver / gray / blue

Wildlife:

butterflies, hummingbirds

Flowering Time:

spring, summer

Tags

roadside

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

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A spectacular small California native shrub with soft grey foliage & purple & white pea flowers in the early Spring to Summer. Its small stature (3' X 3') makes it an easy plant to fit into gardens. It will be happy in sun to part shade, but it does require well drained soil so if you garden in clay, resist the temptation to plant it in the ground. A great habitat plant for hummingbirds, but especially loved by butterflies. It is a rare plant in its Otay Mountain habitat & since it enjoys growing in disturbed soil, it is continuously threatened by road maintenance crews who pull it up as it readily appears next to roads.

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