28. Bird Foot – Trefoil

No 28
Common Name: Birds foot – Trefoil
Scientific Name: Lotus corniculatus
Irish Name: Crobh éin
Family: Fabaceae
Habitat: Roadsides, sandhills, stone-walls and most grassy places.
Uses: This is the principal food plant of the larvae of  Common Blue Butterfly. Fixes nitrogen in the soil. Can be used for medicinal purposes. The plant is used externally as a local anti-inflammatory compress in all cases of skin inflammation.

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