bird's-foot

bird's-foot

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bird-foot

n, pl -foots
1. (Plants) a European leguminous plant, Ornithopus perpusillus, with small red-veined white flowers and curved pods resembling a bird's claws
2. (Plants) any of various other plants whose flowers, leaves, or pods resemble a bird's foot or claw
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They plan to increase the diversity of pollinating plants in pastures using specialised seed mixtures such as bird's-foot trefoil, lesser knapweed and tufted vetch.
They plan to increase the number and diversity of pollinating plants in pastures using specialised seed mixtures such as bird's-foot trefoil, lesser knapweed and tufted vetch.
Other popular varieties include common sorrel, bird's-foot trefoil, borage and sainfoin.
Viola pedata Bird's-foot Violet flowers March-June, deeply cut leaves, dry forests and clearings
Barrett cites two classic studies he finds convincing: Small legumes called bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) end up producing fewer seeds than the number of ovules fertilized.
The first relates to encouraging bees by supporting the late flowering of nectar-rich flowers, such as red clover and bird's-foot trefoil, by cutting half of the area of the farm's nectar flower mixture to 20cm between June 15 and July 7 in areas where there are no ground nesting birds present.
The wild flower meadows are dotted with red clover, ox-eye daisy and buttery yellow bird's-foot trefoil.
INCA commented that "blast furnace slag might seem an unusual addition to a nature conservation project, but being a low nutrient alkaline substrate it encourages growth of Bird's-foot Trefoil and Sheep's Fescue, the larval food plant of the Dingy Skipper and Grayling butterflies respectively".
Drwy glirio llecynnau agored yng nghanol y coed maen nhw'n rhoi cyfle i flodau gwyllt dyfu, rhai fel y cor-rosyn cyffredin (Helianthemum nummularium; common rockrose) a throed yr ir neu bys y ceirw (Lotus corniculatus; bird's-foot trefoil).
Along the way, like a royal carpet welcoming me, were lady slippers, star flowers, bluet, gay wings, bird's-foot violets, jack-in-the-pulpits, azaleas, geraniums and lilies of the valley.
Grow common bird's-foot trefoil for the common blue' nettles (in a pot to restrain growth) for caterpillars of the red admiral, the comma and also several kinds of moth' and buckthorn and alder buckthorn for brimstone butterfly caterpillars.
Some plants, such as bird's-foot trefoil, concoct cyanide bombs that are trip-wired to blow up in the mouths of nibbling animals.