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Lotus corniculatus L.
BIRDS-FOOT TREFOIL
Birdsfoot Trefoil; Lotus major Scop; Common Birds-foot-trefoil

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma hosackiae @ BPI (1)
Andrenidae  Andrena crataegi @ CUIC_ENT (5)

Andrena imitatrix @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Andrena miranda @ CUIC_ENT (2)

Andrena nasonii @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Andrena perplexa @ CUIC_ENT (2)

Andrena platyparia @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Andrena prunorum @ BBSL (1)

Andrena robertsonii @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Andrena spiraeana @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Andrena wilkella @ CUIC_ENT (148); MLSB__N16- (2); UCMS_ENT (5)
Aphididae  Acyrthosiphon ( @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Apidae  Apis mellifera @ BBSL (1)

Bombus griseocollis @ CUIC_ENT (4)

Bombus rufocinctus @ BBSL__JPS (2)

Bombus ternarius @ CUIC_ENT (5)

Exomalopsis solani @ BBSL (2)

Melissodes paroselae @ BBSL (1)

Melissodes subagilis @ BBSL (1)
Ceratobasidiaceae  Rhizoctonia solani @ BPI (4)
Colletidae  Hylaeus hyalinatus @ MLSB__N16- (1)
Corticiaceae  Rhizoctonia @ BPI (2)
Dermateaceae  Duebenia compta @ BPI (2)

Pyrenopeziza compressula @ BPI (2)
Diaporthaceae  Phomopsis loti @ BPI (1)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe martii @ BPI (1)

Erysiphe polygoni @ BPI (1)
Halictidae  Augochlorella aurata @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Halictus confusus @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Halictus farinosus @ BBSL (2)

Lasioglossum ( @ MLSB__N16- (1)

Lasioglossum hitchensi @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum truncatum @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum zonulum @ CUIC_ENT (1)
Magnaporthaceae  Mycoleptodiscus terrestris @ 403847A (1); 403847B (1)
Megachilidae  Anthidiellum robertsoni @ BBSL__KWC (7)

Anthidiellum strigatum @ BBSL (1)

Anthidium florentinum @ BBSL (1)

Anthidium loti @ BBSL (1)

Anthidium manicatum @ UCMS_ENT (1); MLSB__N16- (1)

Anthidium oblongatum @ MLSB__N16- (25); PN- (8); AMNH_BEE (1)

Anthidium taeniatum @ BBSL (2)

Coelioxys rufitarsis @ BBSL (2); UCMS_ENT (1)

Coelioxys sayi @ UCMS_ENT (3)

Hoplitis spoliata @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Megachile angelarum @ BBSL__KWC (4); BBSL (4)

Megachile brevis @ UCMS_ENT (1); BBSL__KWC (8)

Megachile centuncularis @ PN- (1); CUIC_ENT (1); BBSL (1); MLSB__N16- (2)

Megachile frigida @ BBSL (2); MLSB__N16- (3)

Megachile gemula @ UCMS_ENT (1); BBSL (1); CUIC_ENT (5)

Megachile gentilis @ BBSL__KWC (2)

Megachile latimanus @ UCMS_ENT (7); CUIC_ENT (1)

Megachile lippiae @ BBSL__KWC (1)

Megachile maritima @ BBSL (2)

Megachile melanophaea @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Megachile mendica @ UCMS_ENT (5)

Megachile montivaga @ BBSL__KWC (1)

Megachile occidentalis @ BBSL__KWC (5)

Megachile onobrychidis @ BBSL__KWC (8)

Megachile perihirta @ BBSL__KWC (1)

Megachile relativa @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Megachile rotundata @ BBSL (2); CUIC_ENT (3); PN- (5); MLSB__N16- (9)

Megachile texana @ BBSL__KWC (10)

Megachile willughbiella @ BBSL (1)

Osmia albolateralis @ BBSL (2)

Osmia atriventris @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Osmia atrocyanea @ BBSL (1)

Osmia caerulescens @ CUIC_ENT (2); MLSB__N16- (2)

Osmia simillima @ BBSL (1)

Osmia xanthomelana @ BBSL (1)
Membracidae  Campylenchia latipes @ UDCC_TCN (3)
Miridae  Deraeocoris maoricus @ UNSW_ENT (2)

Lincolnia sp_34 @ UNSW_ENT (1)

Sidnia kinbergi @ UNSW_ENT (7)

Trigonotylus caelestialium @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Ovularia sphaeroidea @ BPI (5)

Ramularia schulzeri @ BPI (2)
Nabidae  Nabis kinbergii @ UNSW_ENT (1)
Pentatomidae  Oncocoris sp_2 @ UNSW_ENT (2)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora lotorum @ BPI (6)

Peronospora trifoliorum @ BPI (1)
Pleosporaceae  Alternaria @ BPI (1)

Macrosporium globuliferum @ BPI (1)

Stemphylium loti @ BPI (2)
Pucciniaceae  Uromyces euphorbiae-corniculatae @ BPI (5)

Uromyces euphorbiae @ BPI (1)

Uromyces loti @ BPI (26)

Uromyces striatus @ BPI (11)

Uromyces trifolii @ BPI (1)
Sclerotiniaceae  Botrytis @ BPI (1)

Sclerotinia trifoliorum @ BPI (2)
Synchytriaceae  Synchytrium aureum @ BPI (3)
_  Cicadellidae @ PN- (4)

Darluca genistalis @ BPI (1)

Diptera @ PN- (2)

Discostromella hysterioides @ BPI (1)

Hymenoptera @ PN- (1)

Lycaenidae @ PN- (2)

Macrophomina phaseolina @ BPI (1)

Miridae @ PN- (7)

Urophlyctis potteri @ BPI (1)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Lotus corniculatus L. Birds-foot Trefoil
Fabaceae — Bean family
Non-native
Lotus corniculatus
White Clay Creek State Park -- Pump House Road
July 2009 Lotus corniculatus
White Clay Creek State Park -- Pump House Road
May 2010 Lotus corniculatus Lotus corniculatus
Lake Gerar, Rehoboth
August 2014

More information on this plant, from other sources.


Copyright David G. Smith

Delaware Wildflowers main page

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Lotus corniculatus  L.

Lotus corniculatus plant

Family - Fabaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Lotus corniculatus stem

Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Lotus corniculatus flowers Typical flowers.

Lotus corniculatus flowers Mottled flowers...

Lotus corniculatus flowers ...again.

Lotus corniculatus calyx Calices.

Flowering - May - September.

Habitat - Fields, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to Europe but introduced on nearly every continent.

Other info. - This species is becoming quite widespread in Missouri. It has been cultivated for cattle fodder because it does well in very poor soils and has a high protein content.
As seen in the pictures above, the flowers of L. corniculatus are quite striking and the plant does well in cultivation.

Photographs taken off River Rd., Platte County, MO., 6-11-00, and off Hwy 13 near Springfield, MO., 7-5-03.


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Kingdom Plantae  
 Phylum Magnoliophyta  
 Class Magnoliopsida  
 Order Fabales  
 Family Fabaceae  
 Genus Lotus  
  Lotus corniculatus  
  L.  subsp.  japonicus  (Regel) H. Ohashi 2001 
Provider: Ching-I Peng 
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Citation: Flora of Taiwan 2nd ed. 6: 66, 2003
Name Code: 203178
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