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Common Bird-Foot-Trefoil Wildflower Seed

Product Code: 130JC1128-pro

Common Bird-Foot-Trefoil Wildflower Seed​, butter and eggs, bacon and eggs, lady's slipper is a member of the Papilionaceae family, originating from Africa, Asia and Europe (including Britain). It is commonly found in pastures and meadows, on banks and in hedgerows throughout the British Isles. The common name of Bird's Foot derives from the resemblance of each cluster of elongated cylindrical seed pods to a bird's foot. It is a valuable fodder plant, and is frequently added to clover or grass seed mixtures. Nodules inhabited by nitrogen fixing bacteria are scattered over its roots - in this way the plant can make use of nitrogen in the air.

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Common Bird-Foot-Trefoil Wildflower Seed, butter and eggs, bacon and eggs, lady's slipper is a member of the Papilionaceae family, originating from Africa, Asia and Europe (including Britain). It is commonly found in pastures and meadows, on banks and in hedgerows throughout the British Isles. The common name of Bird's Foot derives from the resemblance of each cluster of elongated cylindrical seed pods to a bird's foot. It is a valuable fodder plant, and is frequently added to clover or grass seed mixtures. Nodules inhabited by nitrogen fixing bacteria are scattered over its roots - in this way the plant can make use of nitrogen in the air.

Latin Name

  • Lotus corniculatus

Life Cycle

  • Perennial

Flowering Time

  • May to September

Common Bird-Foot-Trefoil Wildflower Seed Max Flowering Height

  • 35cm

Common Bird-Foot-Trefoil Wildflower Seed Approx Sowing Rate

  • 3.75kg/Acre

Wildflower Site Preparation

The site should be weed free. Annual weeds should be controlled by mechanical means or by the use of contact based herbicide. Perennial weeds, for example docks thistle, nettles and couch grass can be dealt with using a translocated herbicide such as Round-Up. Cultivate to achieve a fine seed bed, sow seed mix and then roll to ensure firmness. The best results are obtained when there is good contact between the soil and the seeds.

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Sowing can best be achieved by mixing the seed with dry sand, dry sifted topsoil or sawdust and evenly broadcast. It is important that the seed is in contact with moisture in the soil so the seedbed should be lightly raked and then rolled.

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Wildflower Site Preparation The site should be weed free. Annual weeds should be controlled by mechanical means or by the use of contact based herbicide. Perennial weeds, for example docks thistle, nettles and couch grass can be dealt with using a translocated herbicide such as Round-Up. Cultivate to achieve a fine seed bed, sow seed mix and then roll to ensure firmness. The best results are obtained when there is good contact between the soil and the seeds. Sowing Times Sowing can best be achieved by mixing the seed with dry sand, dry sifted topsoil or sawdust and evenly broadcast. It is important that the seed is in contact with moisture in the soil so the seedbed should be lightly raked and then rolled.