Many local names for this plant including Marsh
Bird's Foot Trefoil.
in wet areas
Native perennial of damp, grassy places. Does well on poor soils,
but dislikes shade.
Medium height, scrambling
plant which favours damper grasslands and bogs.
It is similar to the Lesser Bird's Foot Trefoil apart from its
habitat and larger size. The
yellow pea-like flowers appear from May to September.
Food plant of the Five Spot Burnet Moth.
Instructions for Seeds:
It may be beneficial to gently rub the seeds between two sheets
of sandpaper to aid water absorption or pre-soak the seed for 24 hours
in warm water to aid germination. Sow
in the spring or autumn either in trays in a cold frame or in the final
flowering site. The seed
usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 15įc. If planting in trays, prick
the seedlings out when they are large enough to handle.
Plant them out in late spring or early summer.
plants and seeds are of native British origin.