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Birdsfoot trefoil

Lotus corniculatus

'Birdsfoot trefoil' is a plant in the Lotus genus with a scientific name of Lotus corniculatus. Birdsfoot trefoil grows as a perennial and is a herb. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Keep in mind when planning your garden that Birdsfoot trefoil is known for growing to a forb habit. Try planting Birdsfoot trefoil if you'd like to attract butterflies to your garden.

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How to grow Birdsfoot trefoil

See our list of companion Plants for Birdsfoot trefoil to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Birdsfoot trefoil from seed

Transplanting Birdsfoot trefoil

Common Birdsfoot trefoil problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Birdsfoot trefoil plants:

Birdsfoot trefoil Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin corniculatus meaning “having a horned capsule”

Other names for Birdsfoot trefoil

Golden bird's foot

Lotus corniculatus L.

Misspellings: Birds foot Trefoil, Bird's foot Trefoil

Birdsfoot trefoil care instructions

How long does Birdsfoot trefoil take to grow?

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Popular varieties of Birdsfoot trefoil

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