Update Fall 2023:
Please be aware that it may take UP TO FOUR weeks for your order to SHIP.
Our Farming season is drawing to a close and we hope to reduce our time-to-ship soon!
We continue to recieve a record number of orders each month and appreciate all of your business.

Bird's Foot Trefoil Seeds (Certified Organic)

This resilient wildflower is used as a groundcover and is a staple of most wildflower meadows.

Availability: In stock

All orders are hand-packaged and may take UP TO FOUR weeks to SHIP.
Thank you for your patience during this time.


This resilient wildflower is used as a groundcover and is a staple of most wildflower meadows. Bird’s Foot Trefoil stays green during the summer and produces small, yellow flowers. It provides consistent color all season. It makes mounds up to 2 ft., but can be mowed and still bloom. This long-lived, deep-rooted perennial forage legume is also used for pasture, hay and silage. It grows on many different soil types, from sandy loams to clays. It accepts poorly-drained, droughty, infertile, acid or mildly alkaline soils. Its large taproot and dense crown of stems make it a good erosion control plant.

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Lotus corniculatus
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 30 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
Plant Spacing 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 3b: to -30F, USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color Bright Yellow
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Spring, Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Seed Collecting Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50