Lotus angustissimus

Slender bird’s-foot trefoil                                                                                      Λωτός

Fabaceae - pea family                                                                                            Dicot.


As its name suggests, slender bird’s-foot trefoil is spindly compared to other members of the Lotus genus, it is found in the forest in open glades or along the edge of forest tracks. It has typical yellow pea flowers which are arranged singly or in pairs. The pods are long and narrow.


3-5mm, 20-40cm                                                                                                        JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Lotus (λωτός) ancient Greek name for a variety of unrelated plants

angustissimus from angustus - Latin for narrow

+ issimus - suffix for superlative i.e. narrowest lotus

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