Bird’s-foot Trefoil - Lotus corniculatus

Bird’s-foot Trefoil - Lotus corniculatus

SKU: 21117

Pollinating insects find it a perfect source of nectar and a food plant for several caterpillar species, a low creeping plant with a yellow cluster of flowers tinged with red/orange with oval leaves.
The seed pods lend the name as they resemble birds claws, or another name is Granny's Toenail. Another name for it is eggs and bacon because of its yellow and orange hug.

This is a great perennial to sow in regularly managed grasslands.

  • Sowing Instructions

    Your seeds have to make contact with the soil for germination. If you are sowing into an established grassland, cut the grass back as low as possible and rake the ground to break up the soil, bring bare patches to the surface. Also, it needs to be free from weeds.

    If it's grass-free, sow directly and then make sure your seeds have made contact with the soil by firming down (walking or rolling).
    We recommend 1g per square meter and mixing coarse sand in with your seeds to help distribution.