- Species profile
Current distribution rangewide
Along coast from San Diego County to Baja California, Mexico .
Known Populations in San Diego County
Occurs along beaches and Mission Bay shorelines in MUs 1 and 7. Twenty-one occurrences on Conserved Lands from Border Field State Park north to the San Luis Rey River Mouth.
Coastal dunes, coastal scrub (sandy) , particularly well-protected back dunes with minimal human foot traffic. Elevation range 0-10 meters .
Taxonomy and genetics
Fabaceae family. Previously known as Lotus nuttallianus .
Life history demography
Annual herb .
Blooms between March and July .
Development, nonnative plants, and land management activities. Possibly threatened by foot traffic, vehicles, and illegal dumping .
Nuttall's acmispon sources
-  Pacific Southwest Biological Services Inc. 2014. “Biological Letter Report.” National City, CA. doi:10.1017/CBO9781107415324.004.
-  CNPS, Rare Plant Program. 2016. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-02). California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. http://www.rareplants.cnps.org, accessed 26 August 2016.
-  “City of San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Program: Summary of Monitoring Results for Lotus Nuttallianus.” 2001.
-  Nigro, S. 2015. “Open Space Preserve Resource Management.” San Diego, CA.