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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lotus corniculatus   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lotus corniculatus   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Lotus corniculatus

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-17-002:
Lotus corniculatus   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Birdsfoot-trefoil, Eggs-and-Bacon


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image of Lotus corniculatus, Birdsfoot-trefoil, Eggs-and-Bacon

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_loco6_001_lvd

        

image of Lotus corniculatus, Birdsfoot-trefoil, Eggs-and-Bacon

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_loco6_005_lvd

        

image of Lotus corniculatus, Birdsfoot-trefoil, Eggs-and-Bacon

JK Marlow    jkm060710_030

July    Tucker County    WV

Monongahela National Forest

Bright yellow half-inch flowers in long-stalked, headlike umbels, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lotus corniculatus, Birdsfoot-trefoil, Eggs-and-Bacon

JK Marlow    jkm060710_032

July    Tucker County    WV

Monongahela National Forest

Leaves pinnately compound, lowermost pair of leaflets resembling stipules, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lotus corniculatus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lotus corniculatus   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Lotus corniculatus

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-17-002:
Lotus corniculatus   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2513

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, and waste places, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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LEAVES:
Compound: 5 leaflets (lower 2 stipular in position, upper 3 digitate at rachis apex)
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow/Reddish-orange
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

Flowers in headlike umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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