Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Bird's-Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus): Images

Date Location Notes Images
May 28, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire The very distinctive perennial herb, Bird‘s-Foot Trefoil. 3-6 yellow pea-like flowers form an umbrel at the top of the stem. The flowers have an appearance of a bird‘s foot. Leaves are compound, made up of 3 cover-like leaflets. At the base of the leaf stalk are two stipules that also look like clover leaves and sometimes give the appearance that the leaf has 5 leaflets. See images below and to the right to see the leaflets and stipules. The plant is many-stemmed and can grow from 6 to 24 inches high.