Wildflowers of New York

Bird's Foot Trefoil

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

Bird's Foot Trefoil
- Lotus corniculatus

Pea Family
Naturalized alien used as a livestock forage crop

Good browsing for Bovine University students. Larger cultivars have been developed for crop use. Good for land unsuitable for alfalfa.

The name Bird's Foot is in reference to the seed pods that look like a bird's foot.

Found: Fields, roadsides, lawns
Height: 6 - 24 inch
June - Sept bloom time

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