Our Bird's-foot Trefoil plug plants for sale are priced per individual plant. This product has a minimum quantity of 10 plug plants. For orders over 500 plug plants please contact us.
All our plants are native British wildflowers grown in Peat free compost in our sustainable nursery.
Common Name: Bird's-foot trefoil
Latin Name: Lotus corniculatus
Description: Bird's-foot Trefoil is a perennial plant with clusters of yellow tinged red flowers. The plant is common throughout the British Isles and is found mainly in grassland and waste places, often in limestone pastures but also on some heaths and scrublands. It is a food plant for the larvae of the Common Blue, other Blues, the Clouded Yellow butterfly and the Burnet Moth. To function as a food source for the Common Blue larva, the turf should be kept short, at under 2.5 centimetres.
Height: 10-40 cm long
Flowering time: May - September
Management: Bird's-foot trefoil plants can be used both in a frequently cut flowering lawn or herbaceous border. General management requires cutting back once a year.