Bird's Foot Trefoil Seeds

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AM015813
A tough plant used as a ground cover. Makes mounds up to 2 ft, but can be mowed and still bloom. Perennial.
Zones 1 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Bee Friendly
Low Maintenance
Groundcover
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Soil Enhancer
Good For Erosion Control
Grows In The Lawn
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size12-24" tall
Bloom TimeSummer
SKUAM015813

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
This fascinating little legume is named for the shape of its seedpod which looks like the claw foot of a bird. Introduced for agricultural uses, this wildflower is now a common roadside plant in much of the United States. If often invades lawns, and when mowed along with the grass, will bloom at heights as low as 2 inches! If left to grow on its own, it makes mounded clumps reaching up to about 2 feet, and creating an attractive groundcover. Unlike most agricultural legumes, it does not spread rapidly. However, like yarrow, Birdsfoot Trefoil is best used as a clump or specimen planting, rather than as part of a mixture. If it's used heavily in a mixture, it's so tough it tends to take over the whole meadow in a few years.
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Associated SKUsAM015813
AM013403 (1 Pound)
AM013404 (1/4 Pound)
Common Name
Bird's Foot Trefoil
Botanical Name
Lotus corniculatus
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Bloom Time
Summer
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Non-GMO
Yes
Native To
Europe
Coverage
1/4 lb covers 2,177 sq ft.
1 lb covers 8,710 sq ft.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Bee Friendly, Low Maintenance, Groundcover, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Soil Enhancer, Good For Erosion Control, Grows In The Lawn
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
Yes
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