Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
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Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
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Birdsfoot trefoil produces clusters of yellow flowers from June to
September. According to the literature, the height of the birdsfoot trefoil ranges
from 6 to 24 inches. We have found that it easily adapts to roadside cutting and
will produce flower clusters only 2 inches high. To us, this is all part of God's
way of preserving His creation.
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This photo, enlarged 20 times, gives us a way of seeing the detail
of the 1/2 inch flower of the birdsfoot trefoil. This wildflower is a member of the
Pea family. The palmate seed pods of the birdsfoot trefoil resemble a bird's foot,
which give the plant its name. These pods were cooked and eaten by the Native Americans
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We can observe the relative size of the birdsfoot trefoil in
comparison to the blades of grass growing in their midst. Just to the left of the
center of the photo, we can see a cluster of buds, and just below them, the beginnings of
buds. These wildflowers can generally be found north of a line from Virginia to Ohio.
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