Bird’s-Foot Trefoil

Lotus corniculatus Birds Foot Trefoil

Lotus corniculatus belongs to the legume family (Fabaceae) and is commonly known as Bird’s-Foot Trefoil, Common Bird’s-Foot Trefoil or Birdsfoot Deervetch.

It grows perennially, flowers from early summer to early autumn and grows up to 30 centimetres high.

Birds Foot Trefoil can even grow by the roadside
Bird’s-Foot Trefoil can even grow by the roadside.

Bird’s-foot trefoil can cope with many habitats. It inhabits meadows, embankments, ditches, rubble piles, roadsides and roadsides.

It grows best in sunny locations with reasonably moist, slightly loamy to humusy soil. However, it also tolerates nutrient-poor and well-drained soil.

Birds foot trefoil in a meadow
Bird’s-foot trefoil in a meadow.
Birds foot trefoil is also called Birdsfoot Deervetch
Bird’s-foot trefoil is also called Birdsfoot Deervetch.