Taxonomy

Lotus corniculatus | Common Bird's-foot-trefoil | Crobh éin

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Habitat

Pastures, roadsides and sand dunes

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Living collection in the National Botanic Garden.

Use

Legume forage crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

Lotus corniculatus is a common flowering plant native to grassland temperate Eurasia and North Africa. It is used in agriculture as a forage plant, grown for pasture, hay, and silage. Taller growing cultivars have been developed for this. It has become an invasive species in some regions of North America and Australia.

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