The flowers are bright yellow occasionally with red tinges. They bloom in the summer. A low growing plant, twelve to twenty four inches tall, and prefer sunny, dry locations.
Its Latin name "corniculatus
" means "little crow" and refers to the leaf shape. It was originally introduced into the United States from Europe and has readily naturalized.
'Bird's-Foot Trefoil' is often used in meadows as a forage crop for quail, dove, ducks, rabbits and deer who eat the foliage and seed. It can be used in pastures for cattle as well.
As a perennial legume, stands of the plant can survive as long as thirty years under the right conditions! USDA zones 5-8.
Each packet contains 0.5 gram, which is approximately 200 seeds.