Lotus corniculatus L.
Common Name: BIRDFOOT TREFOIL
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Roadsides, fields, clearings, grassy turf. A Eurasian species grown for forage and erosion control, apparently first collected as a weed in Michigan in 1941 (Charlevoix Co.) and now locally well established.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Alpena County
Baraga County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clinton County
Delta County
Eaton County
Gogebic County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Newaygo County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1326.