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Bird's Foot Trefoil
Lotus corniculatus


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Bird's Foot Trefoil,Lotus corniculatus Picture
About Bird's Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
Height: Up to 2 ft.
Flower Color: Yellow with a blush of red
Plant Type: Perennial. Returns each spring from same roots, forming expanding clump. Blooms second spring from seed.
Flower Type: Tiny, lipped iris-like flowers
Bloom Time: Early and mid-season
Is this wildflower invasive? Yes
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Bird's Foot Trefoil's native range?
  Indigenous To: Europe
Where Bird's Foot Trefoil is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: All regions of North America.
  Zones: 3-9
  States:
How to grow Bird's Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  Soil preference: Adaptable
  Sun/Shade: Full sun to light shade.
  Moisture Requirements: Adaptable to even arid conditions.
  Instructions: This is one of the wildflowers used for years by highway crews hoping to keep roadside growth low. It tends to form a solid mat, warding off taller-growing weed and grasses. Seed may be slow to grow into mature plants, but once established, it is incredibly hardy and permanent. Can be mowed and will bloom at lawn level.

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