Lotus corniculatus Linnaeus 1758 (Family Fabaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 5-30cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - September (Earliest: 14.6)

Protective Chemicals
Cyanogenic Glycosides Linamarin, Lotaustralin
Flavonoids Catechin, Epicatechin, Sativin, Vestitol
Other Phenolics Proanthocyanidins

Biotopes:
Meadows

Wet Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Several Hesperiidae

Polyommatus icarus

Araschnia levana

Colias croceus

Eristalis tenax
Parasites:
Bembecia ichneumoniformis Larva (Root Borer)
Leaf Cutters:
Megachile leachella
Herbivores:
Callophrys rubi Larva

Polyommatus icarus Larva

Colias croceus Larva

Several Geometridae Larvae

Several Tortricidae

Euclidia glyphica Larva

Euclidia mi Larva

Lacanobia oleracea

Zygaena viciae Larva

Syncopacma larseniella Larva

Several Tenthredinidae Larvae

Several Curculionidae

Bruchus loti
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Ematurga atomaria Larva
Sapivores:
Adelphocoris seticornis

Aphrophora alni Nymph

Aphrodes bicinctus
Florivores:
Eupithecia centaureata
Possible Granivores:
Cydia succedana Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Birdsfoot Trefoil


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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