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Common Birds-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatas)

 

A native wildflower, Common Birds-foot Trefoil with small distinctive yellow to orange petalled flowers, is low growing and often be found amongst the grasses on woodland rides, roadside verges and in grazed meadows.

Flowering from May to September, the bright yellow flowers attract butterflies, moths and other insects, after flowering seed pods develop appear in the shape of a birds foot.

Common Birds-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatas) close up of the flowers

Common Birds-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatas) close up of the Small delicate flowers

Common Birds-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatas) Native British Wild Flower

Common Birds-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatas) growing amongst grasses

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