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.
The stems are hollow, and the 2 upper calyx-teeth on the flowers have an acute angle between them (less than a right-angle). It is usually hairy, but glabrous forms exist.
General photo of plant in habitat; close up of flowers showing calyx-teeth from above, and/or hollow stems
Damp pastures wet ditches and other damp places.
June to August.
Fairly frequent throughout Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 308 of the 617 tetrads.
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