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.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc Îles de Boucherville

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
    4.3-215.0 mm

    Focal Length 66mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 320