Authors: C. Stace, R. van der Meijden (ed.) & I. de Kort (ed.)
Scientific name:

Lotus pedunculatus

Vernacular name:

Bird's-foot-trefoil, Greater

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Greater Bird's-foot-trefoil

Scientific name: Lotus pedunculatus Cav.

Diagnostic features
Glabrous to pubescent perennial with erect to ascending stems to 1m.
Leaflets ovate to obovate.
Flowers 5-12, 10-18mm, yellow.
Fruits 15-35cm.

Chromosome number: 2n=12.

Native; damp grassy places, marshes and pondsides.

Frequent throughout most of British Isles.

This species is keyed out on Page 2956 in the Text Key.

Lotus pedunculatus
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