Birdsfoot Trefoil

Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus


Colour: Yellow
Flowering: June - September
Height: Up to 15" (40 cm)
Family: Leguminoseae
Birdsfoot Trefoil    


Sometimes called Lady's Fingers, Birdsfoot Trefoil is a common perennial which thrives in short grassland and on roadsides. It is often found with clovers in pastures and is very drought-resistant. The flower heads (up to 15 mm long) are made up of 4 to 6 yellow flowers on long stalks and sometimes streaked with red.


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