Aug 31 2013

Beauty Shot

Published by at 7:30 am under Plants

Birdsfoot trefoil (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Native to Europe, Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) is blooming now in North America.  You can tell it doesn't belong here because its bright yellow flowers seem out of place along the roads.

It's a very pretty member of the Pea family with leaves shaped like birds' feet.  Here you can see it looks like yellow crown vetch when you aren't standing so close.

Fortunately in Pennsylvania it's not as invasive as crown vetch, so I don't feel bad displaying this beauty shot.

(photo from Wikimedia Commons. Click on the image to see the original)

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “Beauty Shot”

  1. Paul Staniszewskion 31 Aug 2013 at 11:12 am

    Beautiful photograph of the birdsfoot trefoil…

  2. George Bercikon 01 Sep 2013 at 12:02 pm

    The lesser the soil’s fertility, the better this stuff grows. Asphalt hardly slows it down.

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