Latin name: Acmispon glaber (Vogel) Brouillet var. glaber
Pronunciation: ak-MIS-pon GLAY-ber
Common name: Common deerweed
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Habitat: Dry slopes, flats and washes below 5000' in coastal strand, coastal sage scrub and chaparral especially as a successional stage after burns, often covering dry hillsides and becoming dominant in the second year after a fire
Blooming period: March to August
Name derivations: 1) Acmispon 2) glaber