Forage for Thought

Oh, the tension caused by wild plants!  The birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) is a European legume that is desirable for cattle forage in North America.  It grows … like a weed along our path.  The little yellow flowers look like bonnets to me, and they are so small that they blend with the greenery that surrounds them.

Here’s a large patch of the low-growing flower.  It’s also known as hop 0′ my thumb, cat’s claw, or devil’s claw.

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