Bird's Foot Trefoil
G. F. Ledingham Herbarium
University of Regina
Note that the key to the genera in Budd's Flora requires:
- leaves palmately divided; NOT pinnately divided
- flowers usually solitary in the leaf axils; NOT in spikes, NOT in racemes
- flowers about 4 mm long; NOT 10-20 mm long
for members of the Lotus genus. However, neither of these is true for L. corniculatus. In this species the leaves are pinnate, the flowers are in an umbellate head, and each flower can be more than 10 mm long.
Corniculatus: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora and Flora of Alberta leading to this species.
Lotus: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora and Flora of Alberta leading to this genus.
Leguminosae: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora leading to this family.