West Highland Flora

Birdsfoot Trefoil


Lotus corniculatus

 

Lotus corniculatus

Photo Carl Farmer
27 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye


Common on paths, rock faces, roadsides, on bare ground or short grass.

Flower c 15 mm long.

ID: Calyx-teeth appressed to bud.  Angle between upper two sepal-teeth U-shaped.  See also Lotus pedunculatus

Other features: Often a ground-hugging plant, but can be more upright in rich sheltered ground.  Leaves have five leaflets but basal two are bent back so looking more like stipules.

 

  Lotus corniculatus

Photo Carl Farmer
27 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

 
     
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