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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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).
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.