Bird's Foot Trefoil
Fact File
Taken at Barns Ness on 29th May 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 

Taken at Tyninghame Bay on 28th May 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode Fact File

 
Bird's Foot Trefoil.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Lotus corniculatus.
Fabaceae.
Perennial herbaceous.
Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:

Grassy areas.
June - September.
5 - 30 cm high.
This flower is so common that it has very many names - over 70 - Crow toes, Lady's shoe and stocking, God Almighty's thumb and finger, bacon and eggs, to name but a few. It's common name derives from the flowers resemblance to a birds foot and that it has leaves in sets of three (it actually has two more at the base of each leaf stalk!).