Narrow-leaved Bird's-foot-trefoil - Lotus tenuis

Description

Low to short often prostrate plant. Leaflets linear to lanceolate. Flowers bright yellow, 6 to 12 mm solitary, or in clusters of 2 to 4.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Lowland grassy places, disturbed ground.

When to see it

Flowers June to August.

Life History

Perennial.

UK Status

Local in eastern and south eastern England south of the Humber, rarer elsewhere.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 1 of the 617 tetrads.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map