Birdsfoot Trefoil plugs (Lotus corniculatus)

Lotus corniculatus P. Eggs and Bacon Lovely clusters of yellow/orange pea-like flowers. Flowers: May on. Requires: Sun and well-drained soil. Height: 15-25cm.

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The name ‘bird’s foot’ refers to the appearance of the seed pods on their stalk. The flowers are used mainly as a sedative and for other aspects of the nervous and cardiac systems. They have an antispasmodic effect on the digestive tract. In the Sannio region, Italy, the diluted infusions were used to calm anxiety, insomnia and exhaustion. The flowers are mostly visited by bumblebees.