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Common Bird's Foot Trefoil

Lotus corniculatus L.

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Lotus corniculatus (Common Bird's Foot Trefoil) is a species of perennial herb in the family legumes. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Libya, Italy, Armenia, Russia, Taiwan, Iraq, Sudan, Tunisia, Lithuania, Albania, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Sweden, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania, China, Japan, Nepal, Ireland, Ethiopia, Germany, Morocco, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Mongolia, Yemen, Latvia, Norway, The Netherlands, Kenya, Afghanistan, North Korea, Denmark, Estonia, Czech Republic, India, France, Poland, Georgia, Algeria, Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Greece, Switzerland, Egypt, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, South Korea, Finland, Kazakhstan, Spain, Myanmar, Tanzania, Iran, Turkmenistan, Austria, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Cyprus, and Turkey. They have yellow flowers. Flowers are visited by Sphaerophoria, Platycheirus, Red tailed bumblebee, and Lucilia. Individuals can grow to 2.4 feet.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Common Bird's-foot-trefoil. View this species on GBIF