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Lotus corniculatus

Lotus corniculatus
bird's foot trefoil
Common name bird's foot trefoil
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow (late spring-summer)
Size sprawler
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed Germinate at room temperature.
detailed seed-starting info below

Forms a mat of sprawling foliage, covered in yellow flowers by mid-June. It has established itself (perhaps a little too well) along the back of our pond; the color contrast with the purple winecups is nice. Only species of the pea family with five leaflets.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '01 trade. Baggy 70F (70%G, 3-12d)

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