Taxon profile


Common Bird's-foot-trefoil
Lotus corniculatus L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Fabales »  family Fabaceae - Legumes »  genus Lotus - trefoil

Scientific synonyms

Lotus corniculatus var. arvensis (Schkuhr) Ser. ex DC.

Other names

= Bird's-foot Trefoil
= Birdfoot Deervetch
= Birds-foot Trefoil
= Bloomfell
= Broadleaf Birdsfoot Trefoil
= Cat's Clover
= Crowtoes
= Garden Bird's-foot-trefoil
= Garden Birdsfoot Trefoil



Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 1

varietas Lotus corniculatus var. hirsutus W.D.J. Koch

Lotus corniculatus var. hirsutus

Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Lotus corniculatus L.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Lotus corniculatus L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
EN Danin A.: Flora and Vegetation of Israel [] [as Lotus corniculatus]
Data retrieved on: 26 February 2009
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Lotus corniculatus L.]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Lotus corniculatus L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014

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