Irish wildflowers

Hairy Bird's-foot-trefoil, Lotus subbiflorus
Photos: Co. Wexford

Hairy Bird's-foot-trefoil
Lotus subbiflorus
Crobh éin mosach
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering June - August. Annual or perennial. Native.

Flowerheads with 2-4 small, orangey-yellow flowers, flowerstalks longer than the leaves. Leaflets oblong-lanceolate, stems and leaves very hairy. Spreading, +/- prostrate, stems 5-30cm long.

Very rare in Ireland, coastal grasslands in West Cork and Co. Wexford


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Hairy Bird's-foot-trefoil, Lotus subbiflorus


Hairy Bird's-foot-trefoil, Lotus subbiflorus
Hairy Bird's-foot-trefoil, Lotus subbiflorus. June 2010

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