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Bird's Foot Deervetch
Scientific Name: Lotus corniculatus L.
Family: Fabaceae
Bird's Foot Deervetch (Lotus  corniculatus)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 359.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 8-10

Sun Exposure: Partial shade to full sun

Origin: Europe, naturalized all around the globe in temperate areas

Growth Habits: Perennial, 6 to 18 inches tall (15-45 cm)

Watering Needs: water in summer

Propagation: Seeds, divisions

Use as a ground cover. It can be mowed if getting too tall, and irregular.

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species.

Blooming Habits:
Clusters of small bright yellow flowers, often with red streaks, 0.5 inch long (1.2 cm) in summer and fall.

Fruiting Habits:
The name 'bird's foot' is coming from the shape of the seed pods.

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