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Birdsfoot Trefoil

A common flower found almost anywhere, from the coastal cliffs to hedgerows and woodland to grassland. 


Common Name Birdsfoot Trefoil
Scientific Name Lotus corniculatus
Family Pea family - Leguminosae
Status Locally common
Interest Level
Flower Colour Group Yellow
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for Sprawling yellow pea=shaped flowers and seed pods resembling a bird's foot
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Pea Family Fabaceae