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Bird's-Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus

Bird's-Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus

Flores > Fabales > Fabaceae

Names in different Languages

GermanGewöhnlicher Hornklee
EnglishBird's-Foot Trefoil
FrenchLotier corniculé
SpanishTrébol Criollo, Loto Corniculado, Zapaticos de la Virgen


A plant, flowering from June to September, often found on sandy soil along pathways. This is an introduced species in North America and very common around Montreal.

How to Identify

Identified by its vivid yellow color and the typical, asymmetric shape of the petals. Usually low growing but can get up to 20 cm in height.

Where When to Spot

Found in almost every park around Montreal all summer long.




Parc Îles-de-Boucherville2014-07-12