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Birdsfoot trefoil


Birdsfoot trefoil is a very important plant in the meadow, for nectar and for caterpillar food. It is low growing with beautiful yellow flowers. The flowers  then change to orange as they mature . It is very adaptable and will grow in a range of soil types. It is an ideal wildflower to grow in a garden lawn, grassland or meadow.

Lotus corniculatus
Height : 35cm
Flowering period : May – September
This is a good source of nectar:


Other features:
The flower buds of Birdsfoot trefoil are tinged red from late spring to early autumn, which leads to its common name of “eggs & bacon”.

Wildlife attracted:
Butterflies that rely on Birdsfoot trefoil are the Dingy skipper, Wood white, Clouded yellow, Green hairstreak and Common blue.

Available to buy online or from The Blooming Wild Nursery, Somerset

Additional information


9cm pot, 1lt pot, 1.5lt pot