Amorpha fruticosa goes by many different common names – it is found throughout western North America, and thus goes by: Western, Desert or Blue False Indigo, False Indigo Bush, Bastard Indigobush.
Acmispon glaber (previously known as Lotus scoparius) is a pioneer species found in dry areas of California, Arizona, and Mexico. It is often a fire-follower that grows intensely after wildfires.
Acmispon americanus, commonly known as Spanish Clover and Bird’s Foot Trefoil (former scientific name Lotus unifoliolatus), is an annual that we see in bloom around May and June here in San Diego County’s inland areas.
I went to Anza Borrego Desert State Park yesterday afternoon, to beat the weekend crowds for a brief afternoon and sunset visit. I met Peter for coffee (it was 91F but can it ever be too hot for coffee?), then we went to make some photos.