Plants of USA and Canada

Lotus corniculatus L.



PLANT PROFILE  : (*)

Name: Lotus corniculatus L.
Nomencl. ref.: Sp. Pl.: 775 (1753)

Rank: species


Common names

US name U.S. name: bird's-foot trefoil
en English name: common bird's-foot trefoil
Spanish name: cuernecillo del campo
French name: lotier corniculé
Italian name: Ginestrino

Grown habit: Forb/herb
Duration: Perennial
 

Synonyms:




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Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Franco Rossi

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Sandro Maggia

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Pancrazio Campagna

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Aldo De Bastiani

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Aldo De Bastiani

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Sandro Maggia

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Photo by Leo Michels. Usage: Public Domain

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Giancarlo Pasquali

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Sandro Maggia

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Giancarlo Pasquali

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Jan Kops et al. - Flora Batava - Permission granted to use under GFDL by Kurt Stueber. Source: www.biolib.de - Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this image under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Daniela Longo

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Sandro Maggia

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Brunello Pierini

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Picture modified from Bley, Franz - Botanisches Bilderbuch (1897/98) - Permission granted to use under GFDL by Kurt Stueber. Source: www.biolib.de - Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this image under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License.

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Trieste, località Basovizza/Bazovica, lungo la strada per San Lorenzo/Jezero, TS, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Pancrazio Campagna

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Aldo De Bastiani

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Franco Rossi

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Jacob Sturm, Johann Georg Sturm - Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen (1796). - This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Franco Rossi

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Serle, località Calamor, lungo la strada, BS, Lombardia, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Steve Hurst - USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database - Not copyrighted image

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Maria Grazia Lobba - Ciampino (RM)

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Sandro Maggia

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Picture modified from Graebner, Paul - Taschenbuch zum Pflanzenbestimmen (1918) - Permission granted to use under GFDL by Kurt Stueber. Source: www.biolib.de - Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this image under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License.

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Photo by Leo Michels. Usage: Public Domain

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Giancarlo Pasquali

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Trieste, località Basovizza/Bazovica, lungo la strada per San Lorenzo/Jezero, TS, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Credit: Photo by Pancrazio Campagna


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(*) Source: USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA
 

 




Distribution in USA and Canada

USA (AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY), CAN (AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT), FRA (SPM)

Distributional map for Lotus corniculatus L.
Map for Lotus corniculatus L.
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA


TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae


Genus: Lotus


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