Very intense yellow color often found along roads like on this photo.

Bird's-Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

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 and When to Spot

Found in almost every park around Montreal all summer long.

Common Names

Gewöhnlicher Hornklee [de]
Bird's-Foot Trefoil [en]
Trébol Criollo, Loto Corniculado, Zapaticos de la Virgen [es]
Lotier corniculé [fr]

Taxonomy

Fabales
Fabaceae
Lotus corniculatus

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