Bird’s Foot Trefoil Seeds - Lotus corniculatus
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.
- When to sow: Spring or early autumn.
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.
Sow in spring or early autumn. Prepare the soil by removing any weeds and raking lightly. Scatter the seeds thinly on the soil surface where they are to grow, and gently rake them in or cover lightly with soil. Can also be sown in seed plug trays and planted out.
Contents: Approximately 150 seeds / 0.3 g
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