Lotus corniculatus

Common Names: Bird's-foot trefoil, bird's-foot deervetch, eggs and bacon (or bacon and eggs)
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Pea family

It is a perennial herbaceous plant, similar in appearance to some clovers. The height of the plant is variable, from 5 to 20 cm, occasionally more where supported by other plants; the stems can reach up to 50 cm long. It is typically sprawling at the height of the surrounding grassland.

It is most often found in sandy soils, old fields, grassy places, roadsides. It flowers from June to September.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Fresh bird's-foot trefoil contains cyanogenic glycosides, which release small amounts of hydrogen cyanide when macerated. This is not normally poisonous to humans, though, as the dose is very low, and the metabolization of cyanide is relatively quick.
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