|Scientific name:||Lotus creticus L.|
Native to coastal areas of the Mediterranean, the species occurs naturally in beach and dune systems, as well as being used for revegetation and stabilisation in similar habitats. (Martinez, Rodrigo & Carazo 2000; Tsuriell 1974; Vignolio et al 2005; Willmer 1986). The species has also been regarded as beneficial and a major component of pasture in arid and salt effected areas of Tunisia as well as being used as fodder species in Israel (Mokhtar et al 2006; Tsuriell 1977). The species is believed to be most invasive in coastal areas, but may be capable of invading degraded pastures and some arid environments.