Birdsfoot Trefoil

Lotus corniculatus
 
 

A common creeping native perennial of dry grassland and roadside, with bright yellow flowers, often streaked with red.  The cluster of long seed pods looks like a bird's foot.
An excellent nector plant and a catapillar food plant for the Common Blue, Dingy Skipper and Clouded yellow butterflies.

Height: 10-40cm (4-16in)

Perennial: Flowers May to Sept.

Good for butterflies and bees.

Contains plant toxins.

Many butterflies and other insects depend on our disappearing native wild plants. By creating a wildlife area in your garden and growing native wildflowers, you will produce an attractive habitat for butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife.

It is illegal to take plants from the wild.

Buy Birdsfoot Trefoil Flower Seeds from National Wildflower Centre Seeds (Formerly Landlife Wildflowers).