Common names include common bird’s-foot trefoil, eggs and bacon, birdsfoot and deervetch, It is typically sprawling at the height of the surrounding grassland. It can survive fairly close grazing, trampling, and mowing. It is most often found in sandy soils. The Birdsfoot Trefoil plant is a herbaceous perennial in the pea family and can grow in difficult soil conditions. Producing egg-yolk yellow flowers, lotus corniculatus is perfect for grassy and coastal habitats.