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 dunes, mudflats and saltmarshes of the reserve support a wide range of plants and invertebrates and flowers found on the island include herb-robert (Geranium robertianum), bird's-foot trefoil
(Lotus corniculatus), thrift (Armeria maritima), bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) and yellow-horned poppies (Glaucium flavum).
Wyau gwyrdd neu lwyd/wyrdd sydd gan y glesyn cyffredin ac mi fyddan nhw fel arfer yn dodwy ar y tagaradr (Ononis repens; common restharrow) a troed yr ir (Lotus corniculatus; bird's-foot trefoil
) fel bod yna fwyd yn hwylus i'r lindys.
It lives in places where its main foodplant, common bird's-foot trefoil
is abundant and usually where bare ground is also present.
* Grow red and white clover and bird's-foot trefoil
in your lawn for bees and butterflies.