Monographs Details: Lotus nevadensis var. nevadensis
Authority: Isely, Duane. 1981. Leguminosae of the United States. III. Subfamily Papilionoideae: tribes Sophoreae, Podalyrieae, Loteae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25 (3): 1-264.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Range as given in key; the northern segment primarily of Sierra Nevada but slightly extending to the Coastal Ranges. Yellow pine to lodgepole pine and fir, open areas with bracken; at lower elevations, of dry, open slopes; the southern segment mostly of desert mts. Ca. 2800-7500(-9000 in s part of range) ft. May-Aug.

Discussion:Hosackia decumbens var (?) nevadensis Wats. (1876); Syrmatium nevadensis (Wats.) Greene (1887); L. nevadensis (Wats.) Greene (1890); Hosackia nevadensis (Wats.) Parish (1917); L. douglasii var nevadensis (Wats.) Ottley (1923). ? H. heermannii auct. pro parte. ? H. tomentosa auct. pro parte. L. argophyllus auct. and in herb. The interposition of Lotus nevadensis var davidsonii cuts var nevadensis into two pieces, but I can discern no difference between these except in northern California where var nevadensis passes into var douglasii.