Bird's-foot - Ornithopus perpusillus
Tiny, low, prostrate, hairy plant. Leaflets 7 to 13 pairs, elliptical to oblong. Flowers white or pink, 3 to 5 mm, in heads of 3 to 8. Bracts with 5 to 9 leaflets, longer than the flowers.
Open patches of short turf, waste and arable ground, generally on rather dry, acid or gravelly soil.
May to August.
Widespread in England and Wales, scarcer elsewhere in Britain.
Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 14 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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