lotus corniculatus

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birdsfoot trefoil

birdsfoot trefoil

A nitrogen fixer-it puts nitrogen into your soil acting as natural fertilizer and composter. Very alkalizing and good source of protein. Yellow flowers and leaves are great in salads. In alfalfa clover family.
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Ditching duds In a classic study of the bird's-foot trefoil (right), plants allowed to abort immature fruits on their own had higher quality offspring than plants for which researchers thinned the immature fruits--a possible sign of female choosiness.
The wild flower meadows are dotted with red clover, ox-eye daisy and buttery yellow bird's-foot trefoil.
INCA commented that "blast furnace slag might seem an unusual addition to a nature conservation project, but being a low nutrient alkaline substrate it encourages growth of Bird's-foot Trefoil and Sheep's Fescue, the larval food plant of the Dingy Skipper and Grayling butterflies respectively".