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Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

A much larger version of the common birdsfoot trefoil found in damp woodland, meadows and ditches.



Common Name Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil
Scientific Name Lotus pedunculatus
Species Group Pea Family Fabaceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Pea family - Leguminosae
Status Locally common
Flower Colour Group Yellow
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
Preferred Environment
Look for Yellow, sometimes tinged orange, pea flowers on a sprawling plant in damp places
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Pea Family Fabaceae