|Planting Rate||5 LBS per Acre|
|Plant Height||6 Inches|
|Seed Count||349000 Seeds per LB|
|Botanical Name||Lotus corniculatus|
|Environment||Full Sun - Partial Sun|
Birdsfoot Trefoil is an introduced, moderately long-lived herbaceous perennial legume found in much of the United States. This low growing legume will adapt to varying soil types and is a medium nitrogen fixer.
- Has a well developed, branching, tap-like root with side roots near the soil surface
- Most cultivars are erect and grow to a height of 6-8 inches
- When ripe, the brown seed pods extend outward from the stalk and look like a bird’s foot
- Used along roadsides to control wind and water erosion
- Choice food for Canada good, deer, and elk
- As ground cover, it provides green cover most of the year and blooms profusely
- It is used for pheasant cover on shooting preserves and around ponds at duck clubs.
- Used for green chop, hay and pasture
- It is seeded in combination with grass and grazed as a non-bloating legume
- As a dryland pasture legume, it produces 20% more growth after July 1 than most dry land grass legume mixtures