Lotus plebeius (L. oroboides) - Common Lotus is part of the Fabaceae (Bean) Family. If I didn’t have a reliable field guide, I would call this Monkey Flower. Just like every other post, Common lotus is more concerned about not being stepped on, or taken away from her environment, than what you name her. The little flowers like these provide the ground cover and stability in the soil for the entire area where this grows. Stay on the path when walking in Nature so that others and wildlife continue to enjoy the wildflowers.
Mount Lemmon, AZ
Christina Grossman, MA, CCA, CH
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Field Guide: Rose, F. (2012). Mountain Trees of Southern Arizona: A Field Guide. Tucson, AZ: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press.
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