Lotus corniculatus L.
Family - Fabaceae
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Flowering - May - September.
Habitat - Fields, roadsides, railroads.
Origin - Native to Europe but introduced on nearly every continent.
Other info. - This species is becoming quite widespread in Missouri. It has been cultivated for cattle fodder because it does well in very poor soils and has a high protein content.
Photographs taken off River Rd., Platte County, MO., 6-11-00, and off Hwy 13 near Springfield, MO., 7-5-03.