Compare with: birdsfoot trefoil

Greater birdsfoot trefoil Lotus uliginosus


Best time to see: mid Jun to end Aug

Key facts

Wetland relative of the familiar birdsfoot trefoil of drier grasslands

Larger and more erect, forming a low bush 1m or more tall in damp grasslands and marshes

Yellow pea-flowers in heads of up to 12; leaflets are broader and greyish beneath; stems hollow

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Photo © Tony Gunton