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.
||bird's foot trefoil
||yellow (late spring-summer)
||ordinary garden soil
||Germinate at room temperature.
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from '01 trade. Baggy 70F (70%G, 3-12d)
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