Includes the very common native Bird's foot trefoil (Bacon and eggs), L. corniculatus.

Lotus is a diverse genus of about 150 species of annuals, short-lived perennials and deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen subshrubs found throughout most of the world.

Pea-like flowers and found in pasture and dry, rocky areas.

The native, often found in lawns, is recorded as having more than 70 local names.

L.pedunculatus, Large bird's foot trefoil, another native, is found in damp. grassy places.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    woody subshrub.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. Lotus. Suitable for a dry rock garden.
    Place of origin
    Mediterranean, Canary Islands.
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
Dorycnium hirsutum - Growing Guide

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DORYCNIUM hirsutum

DORYCNIUM hirsutum

Hairy canary-clover

(Lotus hirsutus) - pink-tinged white pea-shaped flowers during late summer and autumn. Requires full sun to show off its silvery hairy foliage to full effect

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