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.
AM013404 (1/4 Pound)
AM013403 (1 Pound)
Bird's Foot Trefoil
|Seed Life Cycle|
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
1/4 lb covers 2,177 sq ft.
1 lb covers 8,710 sq ft.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
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|