Greater bird's foot trefoil (Lotus uliginosus
)is a perennial hardy to Zone 7 (and warmer parts of Zone 6). It is native to acid, wet soils in France, and is a real asset if such an area exists on your property. Growing about 2 feet high, it blooms with bright yellow pea-like flowers for much of the summer. Greater bird's foot trefoil is a valuable host plant for butterflies and provides food for other wildlife as well. A member of the legume family, it fixes atmospheric nitrogen. Greater brid's foot trefoil will even tolerate areas that flooded intermittently, and thus makes a wonderful companion to Iris pseudacorus
and other wetland species.
Soak the seed overnight before planting in a moist, sunny area. Not recommended for alkaline soils.
I've searched for a year to find the right source of French native wildflower seeds to offer you. Here they are! Certified organically grown, these seeds are produced on a family flower farm in the Massif Central
. One hundred percent of the process is artisanal, right down to the seed packets which are decorated with drawings of the content plants by the owner.
Size: 1.5 g (about 2400 seeds)