Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus

Lotus corniculatus

Bird Foot's Trefoil

Fabaceae

Height

20 - 30 cm

Flower colour

yellow

Flowering time

August - September

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, poor, calcium rich

pH

neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

supposedly hardy

Plant range

grasslands in Eurasia and N-Africa

Lotus is a genus of over 100 species in the legume family, Fabaceae, with a wide distribution around the world, infrom shores to mountains. Most species have yellow flowers, but there are some that bear orange or red flowers. They are nitrogen fixing as many other species of the legume family.

Propagation:


Seed - sown January - March.

Seed covered and stored at 15-20°C (60-68°F) until germination.

Needs sun and well drained, poor, calcium rich soil

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