Lotus corniculatus

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
GenusLotus
SpeciesLotus corniculatus L.
Common Namebird's-foot trefoil, Birds-foot Trefoil, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Buinuzlu Gurdotu, Common Bird's-foot-trefoil, Cornichao, Cuernecillo, Ebert Khoshoontzor, Ekhdzherarvuit, Gafgaz Gurdotu, Gemeiner Hornklee, Ghizdei Marunt, Ginestrina, Harilik Noiahammas, Karingtand, Keltamaite, Komonica Zwycrajna, Kurdglisprchkhila, Kurdlis Prukhila, Lotier Cornicule, Loto Corniculado, Lyadvenetz Baltiiski, Lyadvenetz Kavkazski, Lyadvenetz Komarova, Lyadvenetz Krymski, Lyadvenetz Olgi, Lyadvenetz Polevoi, Lyadvenetz Rogatyi, Lyadvenetz Ruprekhta, Lyadvenetz Somnitelnyi, Lyadvenetz Zhigulevski, Palyavaya Akatzyya, Paprastasis Garzdenis, Pied-de-poule, Ragaine Vanagnadzini, Rutvitza Ragataya, Tryzaouka, Zayachchy Bratki
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Compound; Leaf Complexity: Palmate Trifoliolate; Ternate ; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Yellow; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Lotus corniculatus var. arvensis Lotus corniculatus var. arvensis (Schkuhr) Ser. ex DC.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Breathitt (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Clinton (KY), Fayette (KY), Fleming (KY), Floyd (KY), Hancock (KY), Hopkins (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Knox (KY), Laurel (KY), Lawrence (KY), Lincoln (KY), Lyon (KY), McCreary (KY), McLean (KY), Madison (KY), Magoffin (KY), Menifee (KY), Pike (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Trimble (KY), Warren (KY), Whitley (KY), Cumberland (TN), Montgomery (TN), Putnam (TN), Scott (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1957 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100441227 Lincoln Kentucky 03 Jul 1991 Ronald L. Jones
7391
EKY
Lotus corniculatus
31234100441185 Clinton Kentucky 05 Jul 2000 Mark A. Gorton
00-424
EKY
Lotus corniculatus
31234100441151 Fleming Kentucky 27 Jun 2000 Kim Freeman
1224
EKY
Lotus corniculatus
31234100441169 Floyd Kentucky 06 Jul 1982 Raymond Athey
4634
EKY
Lotus corniculatus
31234100441219 Laurel Kentucky 29 May 1989 Ralph L. Thompson
89-778
EKY
Lotus corniculatus
31234100441193 Hancock Kentucky 26 Jun 1957 M. E. Wharton, M. R. Beckett
150
EKY
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA013797 McLean Kentucky
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA013812 Putnam Tennessee
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA013804 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA013802 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA013808 Warren Kentucky
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA013809 Whitley Kentucky
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
ETSU007319 Unicoi Tennessee 10 Jun 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Lotus corniculatus
31973000013038 Magoffin Kentucky
KNK
Lotus corniculatus
31973000013042 Fayette Kentucky
KNK
Lotus corniculatus
31234100441268 Rockcastle Kentucky 01 Jul 1987 Ralph L. Thompson
87-1122
EKY
Lotus corniculatus
31234100441235 Menifee Kentucky 13 Jul 1989 Carol Hanley
106
EKY
Lotus corniculatus
31234100441177 Breathitt Kentucky 27 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2669
EKY
Lotus corniculatus
31234100441243 Pike Kentucky 17 Jul 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
10801
EKY
Lotus corniculatus
31234100441201 Knox Kentucky 22 Jun 1985 Ralph L. Thompson
85-1297
EKY
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA013798 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA013803 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA013801 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA013806 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA013799 Fayette Kentucky
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA013807 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA013800 Knox Kentucky
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA013805 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
ETSU005664 Unicoi Tennessee 15 May 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Lotus corniculatus
31973000013043 McCreary Kentucky
KNK
Lotus corniculatus
31973000013040 Lawrence Kentucky
KNK
Lotus corniculatus
31973000013039 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Lotus corniculatus
APSC0084410 Pike Kentucky
APSC
Lotus corniculatus
APSC0086883 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Lotus corniculatus
APSC0017222 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Lotus corniculatus
APSC0097186 Hopkins Kentucky
APSC
Lotus corniculatus
APSC0086208 Breckinridge Kentucky
APSC
Lotus corniculatus
APSC0086209 Breckinridge Kentucky
APSC
Lotus corniculatus
APSC0102439 Floyd Kentucky
APSC
Lotus corniculatus
HTTU004435 Sequatchie Tennessee
HTTU
Lotus corniculatus
HTTU004436 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Lotus corniculatus
31973000013045 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Lotus corniculatus
31973000013041 Trimble Kentucky
KNK
Lotus corniculatus
TENN-V-0125475 Pike Kentucky
TENN
Lotus corniculatus
TENN-V-0125474 Floyd Kentucky
TENN
Lotus corniculatus
BEREA024241 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Lotus corniculatus
APSC0017223 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Lotus corniculatus
APSC0069063 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Lotus corniculatus
APSC0017225 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Lotus corniculatus
APSC0084411 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Lotus corniculatus
APSC0061646 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Lotus corniculatus
APSC0017224 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Lotus corniculatus
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