Irish wildflowers





Common Birds-foot-trefoil
Lotus corniculatus
Crobh éin
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering time: June-September. Perennial. Native.

Yellow flowers often tinged orange or red. 2-8 flowers in each head. Red buds.
Leaves appear tri-foliate, oval leaflets. Elongated seed-pods. Hairless. Creeping growth, solid stems. Height/spread: 10-40 cm. Size varies depending on habitat.
Similar: L. corniculatus var. sativus. Introduced variety.

Very common, roadsides, grassland.

     



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