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Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil

Lotus uliginosus

Also known as

Big Trefoil, Greater Lotus, Loto De Los Pantanos, Large Bird's-Foot Trefoil, Large Deer-Vetch, Stalked Bird's-Foot Trefoil

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

85cm

Max

30cm

Min

Flowering

Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil Overview

A perennial from Portugal and Spain. Bears elliptical to ovate leaves and rich yellow flecked red flowers.

Common problems with Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil

How to propagate Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil

Cuttings

Propagate from cuttings in early summer or from seed in autumn or spring.

Seed

Other uses of Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil

Grown for their foliage and flowers. Attract butterflies.