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*Lotus corniculatus Linnaeus. Birdsfoot-trefoil, Eggs-and-Bacon. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Fields, roadsides, and waste places. Dist: Native of Eurasia. First reported for GA (Rabun County) by Stiles & Howel (1998).

Origin/Endemic status: Eurasia

Taxonomy Comments: Lotus corniculatus is probably an allotetraploid species derived from hybridization of Lotus tenuis and Lotus uliginosus.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA11.1, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, SE3, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WV, Isely (1981), Kramina et al (2018); < Lotus corniculatus L. – Isely (1998)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 8

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image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
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