SK9950 : Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Cranwell, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
Also known as: bacon and eggs, butter and eggs, hen and chickens, Dutchman's clogs, lady's fingers, lady's slipper, granny's toenails and Devil's fingers. It is known as Bird's-foot-trefoil because it produces seedpods arranged in a ‘bird's foot’ pattern and its five leaflets appear trifoliate. The other frequently used name, ‘bacon and eggs’, refers to the vibrant red and yellow/orange colour of the flowers when they begin to open. Bird's-foot-trefoil is highly toxic to humans when eaten although it has been used traditionally in a compress to relieve inflamed skin.
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SK9950, 21 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 10 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 July, 2007
Category
Flora   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 991 504 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.5124N 0:31.3740W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 991 504
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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