A Photographic Guide to Plants of
Humboldt Bay Dunes and Wetlands

Compiled by Gordon Leppig and Andrea Pickart

Release 2.0

April 2018

Fabaceae

Scientific Name

Acmispon americanus var. americanus

Acmispon_americanus_plant.jpg

Common Name 

American bird's-foot trefoil

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SW, DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Acmispon parviflorus

Acmispon_parviflorus_plant.jpg

Common Name 

small-flowered lotus

Close-up 

Acmispon_parviflorus_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, SW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Cytisus scoparius

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Common Name 

scotch broom

Close-up 

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Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

CDF, RF, FS, DS, SW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Lathyrus littoralis

Lathyrus_littoralis_plant.jpg

Common Name 

silky beach pea

Close-up 

Lathyrus_littoralis_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Lotus corniculatus

Lotus_corniculatus_plant.jpg

Common Name 

bird's-foot trefoil

Close-up 

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Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

FM, SW, AW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Lupinus arboreus

lupinus_arboreus_plant.jpg

Common Name 

yellow bush lupine

Close-up 

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Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Lupinus bicolor

Lupinus_bicolor_plant.jpg

Common Name 

miniature lupine

Close-up 

Lupinus_bicolor_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Lupinus littoralis

Lupinus_littoralis_plant.jpg

Common Name 

seashore lupine

Close-up 

Lupinus_littoralis_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Lupinus rivularis

Lupinus_rivularis_plant.jpg

Common Name 

riverbank lupine

Close-up 

Lupinus_rivularis_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

AW, DM, DS

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Medicago polymorpha

Medicago_polymorpha_plant.jpg

Common Name 

bur-clover

Close-up 

Medicago_polymorpha_flower.jpg

Status

E

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

DS, BM, DM

Other

N/A

Medicago_polymorpha_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Melilotus albus

Melilotus_albus_plant.jpg

Common Name 

yellow sweetclover

Close-up 

Melilotus_albus_flower.jpg

Status

E

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

DM, DS, AW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Melilotus officinalis

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Common Name 

yellow sweetclover

Close-up 

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Status

E

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS, AW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Trifolium arvense

1. No image

Common Name 

rabbitfoot clover

Close-up 

1. No image

Status

E

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

DM, DS

Other

N/A

1. No image

Scientific Name

Trifolium campestre

1. No image

Common Name 

hop clover

Close-up 

Trifolium_campestre_flower.jpg

Status

E

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

DM, DS

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Trifolium dubium

1. No image

Common Name 

shamrock

Close-up 

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Status

E, I

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

DM, DS, CDF, AW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Trifolium hirtum

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Common Name 

rose clover

Close-up 

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Status

E

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

DM, DS

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Trifolium macraei

Trifolium_macraei_plant.jpg

Common Name 

Macrae's clover

Close-up 

Trifolium_macraei_photo.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM

Other

N/A

Trifolium_macraei_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Trifolium microcephalum

Trifolium_microcephalum_plant.jpg

Common Name 

small-headed clover

Close-up 

Trifolium_microcephalum_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM

Other

N/A

Trifolium_microcephalum_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Trifolium microdon

Trifolium_microdon_plant.jpg

Common Name 

thimble clover

Close-up 

Trifolium_microdon_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Trifolium repens

Trifolium_repens_plant.jpg

Common Name 

white clover

Close-up 

Trifolium_repens_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

AW, SW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Trifolium subterraneum

Trifolium_subterraneum_plant.jpg

Common Name 

subterranean clover

Close-up 

Trifolium_subterraneum_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

SW, AW

Other

N/A

Trifolium_subterraneum_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Trifolium wormskioldii

Trifolium_wormskjoldii_plant.jpg

Common Name 

coast clover

Close-up 

Trifolium_wormskjoldii_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SW, AW, FM

Other

N/A

Trifolium_wormskjoldii_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Vicia benghalensis

Vicia_benghalensis_plant.jpg

Common Name 

purple vetch

Close-up 

Vicia_benghalensis_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

DM, DS, BM

Other

N/A

Vicia_benghalensis_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Vicia gigantea

Vicia_gigantea_plant.jpg

Common Name 

giant vetch

Close-up 

Vicia_gigantea_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

FS, RF

Other

N/A

Vicia_gigantea_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Vicia sativa ssp. nigra

Vicia_sativa_plant.jpg

Common Name 

common vetch

Close-up 

Vicia_sativa_flower.jpg

Status

E

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

AW, DM

Other

N/A

Vicia_sativa_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Vicia villosa ssp. villosa

Vicia_villosa_plant.jpg

Common Name 

hairy vetch

Close-up 

Vicia_villosa_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF, DM, RF

Other

N/A

Vicia_villosa_habitat.jpg

Status: Conservation concern (C); Exotic (E); Invasive (I); California Native (N) 

Habitat: Dune mat (DM), Dune scrub (DS), Dune swale (SW), Coniferous dune forest (CDF), Riparian forest (RF), Freshwater marsh (FM), Freshwater swamp (FS), Freshwater marsh (FM), Open water (OW), Brackish marsh (BM), Salt marsh (SM), Mudflat (MF) Agricultural wetland (AW).

* This vascular plant list for Humboldt Bay dunes and wetlands is based on collections made by the authors primarily between 2001 and 2008.

 

Please email comments, corrections, or proposed additions to andrea_pickart@fws.gov.

 

Nomenclature follows the Jepson Manual, Higher Plants of California, Second edition (U.C. Press 2012).