Hi everyone! Today’s wildflower is the “Bird’s-foot Trefoil”. This is a non-native wildflower that originally came from Europe and now, like the dandelion, people love to hate this one. It’s a member of the pea family and will grow from 6 to 24 inches (15 to 60cm) tall. This wildflower prefers full sun and poor soil and will grow in waste places, old fields, ditches, along roads, railroads, mostly places that our native wildflowers don’t like to grow. They will, however, show up in lawns at times, though up this way that doesn’t seem to be much of a problem. They bloom from June to August with bright yellow, pea shaped flowers that are about half an inch (12.5mm) long. They can be found all over North America except in four US states, LA, MS, FL, SC. Not sure how they missed out. Bees do love these wildflowers, so that’s a good point for them, personally I find them bright and cheerful. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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