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PlantFiles: Lotus grass
Lotus pedunculatus

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lotus (LO-tus) (Info)
Species: pedunculatus (ped-un-kew-LAH-tus) (Info)

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive RosinaBloom On Dec 23, 2012, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand wrote:

Lotus pedunculatus (formerly uliginosus) is an herbaceous perennial found in a wide range of habitats - paddocks, scrublands and gardens. Its flowers, which are bright yellow with the sepals turning back at the tips, are a source of nectar for many insects. It is an agricultural forage plant with stems which are usually hollow. It is also known as Greater Bird's Foot Trefoil or Marsh Bird's Foot Trefoil.



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