Bird's-foot Trefoil

Latin Name:

Lotus corniculatus

Manx Name:

Crouw-ein

Season:

June - September

Locations where this species is found:
Port St Mary, Scarlett Point, Langness, Maughold, Groudle Glen, Bradda Head, Port Grenaugh, Fleshwick, Calf of Man

This plant has many nicknames, including "bacon and eggs" and "lady's fingers". In Manx, it is called "Crouw-ein".

This flower can be found in grassy places, especially on coastal pathways. Bird's-foot trefoil is the food plant of several butterflies.

Bird's-foot trefoil is poisonous and contains hydrogen cyanide, but is unlikely to be dangerous in small quantities.
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