Trefoil, Birdsfoot

Lotus corniculatus L.

Birdsfoot Trefoil


Birdfoot, Deervetch

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Erect to prostrate
Propagation: Rhizomes, stolons, and seed
Leaf Margin: Smooth and rounded
Leaf Hairs: None
Leaf Structure: Trifoliate; oblong to egg-shaped
Leaf Arrangement: Compound and alternate
Root Type: Highly branched taproot
Flower Color: Yellow


Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Selective control option not available
  • Post Emergence: 2, 4-D, Carfentrazone, Clopyralid, Dicamba, Mecoprop-p


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