Friday, June 16, 2017

Lotus corniculatus (Common Bird's Foot Trefoil) - Wales, UK

 6/4/17 Big Pit National Coal Museum, S. Wales, UK




COMMON NAME: Common Bird's Foot Trefoil

SPECIES: Lotus corniculatus

FAMILY: Fabaceae (Pea Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 6/4/2017

LOCATION: Grassy area near Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon, Torfaen, South Wales, UK


From the Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora:

A perennial herb of grasslands, including well-drained meadows, chalk and limestone downs, hill pastures and montane rock ledges; also on coastal cliff-tops, shingle and sand dunes. It is absent from only the most acidic and infertile soils. Alien genotypes, introduced from seed mixtures, occur on roadsides. 0-915 m (Stuich an Lochan, Glen Lyon, Mid Perth).

Status: Native

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