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Lotus rigidus (Deer Vetch)

Lotus rigidus
Deer Vetch, Shrubby Deervetch

This durable perennial is native to Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, and Mexico. Gray-green compound leaves occur on upright stems. In the spring the plant is sprinkled with yellow and orange pea-shaped flowers. Plant in full sun and reflected heat, and provide good drainage. Prune back heavily as needed to initiate new growth.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Yellow, Orange
Flower Season Spring
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 1' - 2' (ft)
Spread 1' - 2' (ft)
Spacing 2' (ft)
Characteristics Edible, Fruit & Berries, Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Dry Soil, Heat, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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