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Pardon My Ignorance

Does anyone know what this is?

Yellow FlowerI will be honest, I haven’t really tried to find out yet. I just saw it yesterday. By the end of today I will know all about it and it will be a part of my life but this morning I don’t know what it is.

Yellow Flower

Yellow Flower

Yellow Flower

Yellow FlowerI can’t tell you very much about it. It is yellow, it is pretty and it wants to be my friend. That’s all I know.

I am going to take Fizz up to the sett and pick up the Badger Cam and then I will go and get some more pictures and find out all about it, if you don’t tell me first.

Yellow FlowerThanks for looking 🙂

Granny’s Toenails

Granny’s Toenails, well you may know it better as Lotus corniculatus or Bird’s-foot Trefoil. It is flowering in the fields behind the farm right now.

Bird's-foot Trefoil
Bird's-foot TrefoilThe name “Bird’s-foot” and indeed “Toenails” comes from the shape of the seed pods which bear a striking resemblance to Great Grandma Hewit’s left foot and resemble some birds feet as well.

Bird's-foot TrefoilCertainly if I was going to introduce a child to this flower for the very first time then I would introduce it as Granny’s Toenails, flowers should be fun.

Eggs and Bacon is another good name if there are no seed pods yet, more fun than Bird’s-foot Trefoil. The buds are quite red and that often carries on to the flower giving you the bacon part of your breakfast.

Bird's-foot Trefoil

Bird's-foot Trefoil

Bird's-foot Trefoil

Bird's-foot TrefoilIt is a member of the Pea family (Fabaceae) and it is in flower from now (and a bit earlier) until the end of September.

That is my account of the very beautiful wildflower Lotus corniculatus.

Bird's-foot Trefoil

Bird's-foot Trefoil

Bird's-foot Trefoil

Bird's-foot Trefoil