Bird’s Foot Trefoil Plant - Lotus corniculatus - Wildflower
Bird’s Foot Trefoil - Lotus corniculatus
Type: Perennial wildflower
Approximate height: 35 cm
Flowering Time: Late spring to early autumn
Site and soil type: Well drained soil in sun.
Plant size: Grown in a 1 litre pot. (For pot size guide, click here)
A hardy wild flower with yellow pea type flowers and red tinged buds. Also known as Eggs and Bacon, Butter-jags, Cat in Clover, Crowtoes and Bloomfel.
In the wild prefers well-drained grassy places and can be grown in lawns provided the grass is only given a “high cut” during the flowering season.
An important pollen source for bumble bees, food for the caterpillars of Common Blue, Silver-studded Blue, Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and Wood White butterflies and also some moths.
Peat-free, pesticide-free, plastic-free.
All plants are sent to you in an eco-friendly cardboard POSIpot or fibre pot, (made from wood pulp), together with a wooden ID label and care instructions. In both cases these can be planted straight into the ground in the pot which will biodegrade.
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