Regularity: Regularly occurring
Global Range: Cen to ne Arizona, nw New Mexico, just into Utah and Colorado.
Catalog Number: US 23879
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): C. Wright
Locality: New Mexico, United States, North America
- Type collection: Gray, A. 1853. Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. 5 (6): 42.
Comments: Yellow pine forest, or aspen, downward to juniper and oak; canyon slopes, mesas, various soil types (Isely, 1991).
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
Lotus wrightii (common name Wright's deervetch) is a plant. The Zuni people apply a poultice of the chewed root to swellings that they believe are caused by being witched by a bullsnake. The plant is found in the Southwestern United States. It is prevalent in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. 
- Camazine, Scott & Robert A. Bye (1980). "A study of the medical ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians of New Mexico". Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2 (4): 365–388. doi:10.1016/S0378-8741(80)81017-8. PMID 6893476.
- "Lotus wrightii (A. Gray) Greene". United States Department of Agriculture: Natural Resources Conservation Service. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
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