Scientific Name: Lotus berthelotii
Common Name: parrot's beak, coral gem, pelican's beak, lotus vine
Family Name: Fabaceae
Origin: Africa
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: < 0.1m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Container planting, Hanging basket, Rock garden
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Acicular, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Orange, Red, Dark-red, May-Jun
Fruit: Legume, Green, Brown, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Leaves divided into 3-5 slender pubescent leaflets (1-2cm long x 1mm wide); flowers orange-red to red, pea flower-shaped, but slender, 2-4cm long and 5-8mm broad like lobster claws.