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