Lotus angustissimus Fabaceae Slender Bird's-foot Trefoil

Picture 1 With seed pod

Lotus angustissimus 19kb

Description - Small, yellow pea-flowers, one or two in a head, on a very short stalk.Long, slender pods are formed, which can help to separate it from the similar L. subbiflorus, which has shorter pods. The plant is covered in a short down.

Habitat - Dry grassland in short turf, and sides of coastal paths.

Comment - Much rarer than L. subbiflorus, which grows in similar habitats. The latter is hairy, rather than downy, and flowers are usually darker orange.

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