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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.

Common Names

  • Bird's-Foot Trefoil (en)
  • Trébol Criollo, Loto Corniculado, Zapaticos de la Virgen (es)
  • Lotier corniculé (fr)
  • Gewöhnlicher Hornklee (de)


  • Fabales
  • Fabaceae
  • Lotus corniculatus

Where & When to Spot

Found in almost every park around Montreal all summer long.

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.


Bird's-Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Bird's-Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Very intense yellow color often found along roads like on this photo.

Park Îles-de-Boucherville - 2014-07-12

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215mm; Focal Length 66mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f5.6; Iso 320;

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