Shrubby Deervetch

Acmispon rigidus

Also known scientifically as Ottleya rigida, Lotus rigidus and Desert Rock Pea as a common name.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Rocky hillsides below 5500′ and along washes from southern Utah/Nevada into northwest Mexico.
Family: Fabaceae
Size: up to 2′ tall and wide
Sun: Full (can take reflected heat)
Watering: Low once established
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Tolerant but prefers good drainage
Temperature: Hardy to 0 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Larval host for the Acmon blue and Funereal duskywing butterflies. Special value to native bees and used as a nectar plant by Hummingbirds and other insects. Granivorous birds eat the seeds.
Notes: Can become leggy with too much water


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