Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2513

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare in GA & NC

Look for it in fields, roadsides, and waste places, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Compound: 5 lflts (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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lotus corniculatus   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-17-002:
Lotus corniculatus   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Lotus corniculatus

 

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