Latin name: Acmispon americanus (Nutt.) Rydberg var. americanus
Pronunciation: ak-MIS-pon a-mer-i-KAY-nus
Common name: Spanish clover, American bird's-foot trefoil
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Habitat: Dry fields and disturbed places in many plant communities, cismontane, occasionally desert, coastal and mountain forests, chaparral, watercourses, roadsides
Blooming period: May to October
Name derivations: 1) Acmispon 2) americanus
Formerly Lotus purshianus var. purshianus