Bird’s Foot Trifoil

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Bird’s Foot Trifoil – Lotus corniculatus

Plant : Bird’s Foot Trifoil is a native wildflower, which grows in meadows and pastures in rural Northumberland.  It grows along the ground and uses grasses and other plants for support.  It produces slender branched stems, up to 40 cm long and is a member of the fabaceae family.  Many species of bees find it attractive.

Flower : The small, yellow flowers are irregular, with 5 petals and are typical of the pea family.  It flowers in June to September.

Pollen : Click here to see more about Lotus corniculatus pollen.

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