Bird Foot's Trefoil
20 - 30 cm
August - September
well drained, poor, calcium rich
neutral - alkaline
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.
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