Greater Bird's-foot-trefoil - Lotus pedunculatus


About 40 or 50 cm in height and with a hollow, more or less erect stem. Flowers yellow or orange-yellow 10 to 18 mm in heads of 5 to 12.

Photo ID?

Damp pastures wet ditches and other damp places.

When to see it

June to August.

Life History


UK Status

Fairly frequent throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 308 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map