Lotus formosissimus (Hosackia gracilis)

Common Name:
Witches' teeth
Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Fabaceae (The Pea Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
6 inches high, 2 feet wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Light pink
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
Matting low perennial makes cheery pink and yellow pea-flowers in spring and summer. This California native can be found in wet spring/summer dry meadows. Sun to light shade, well drained soil, moderate to little watering, though it will go dormant if allowed to dry out. Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less.