Plants at the AALBG

Red-flower lotus (Lotus cruentus)

This downy herb has trailing or ascending stems, sometimes forming a mat on the ground or climbing over nearby plants. It is found in various habitats, in particular on flood and sand plains. The Red-flower lotus flowers from autumn to spring, and grows mainly in spring. It usually occurs as a scattered plant, but it can be particularly prolific in years of good winter rain. This plant is poisonous to sheep.

map legend Distribution of the Red-flower lotus in Australia.


Red-flower lotus


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