Native of Holland. Also known as the “common bird’s-foot trefoil, eggs and bacon, birdsfoot deervetch, and just bird’s-foot trefoil”. Grows preferably in grasslands and dunes that are not too strongly fertilized. Is an excellent perennial soil improver and green manure, because it binds a lot of nitrogen from the air. Excellent host and nectar plant for butterflies and other insects. The flower bud starts out red, but eventually blooms with beautiful bright yellow flowers. Once the seeds are ripe, they are often shot very far away by the plant.
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