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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.
Dwarf shrubTypically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.woody subshrub.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowSyn. Lotus. Suitable for a dry rock garden.Place of originMediterranean, Canary Islands.
Soil ConditionsWell drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
Buy Varieties of DORYCNIUM
(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