Flowers to mid September
The flowers can be seen from the end of April through until mid September
The flowerheads are made up of 4 to 6 yellow flowers on long stalks and sometimes streaked with red.
The flowers are an even, warm yellow colour when they are fully opened and form a cluster of pea flowers at the end of a short stem.
It is known as Bird’s-foot-trefoil as having flowered it produces seedpods arranged in a ‘bird’s foot’ pattern and its five leaflets appear trifoliate
Common Blue Butterflies
As there are a lot of 'common blue' butterflies, throughout the Western Isles in the summer. these lovely wildflowers create sometimes whole 'carpets' on the moorland.
Bacon and Eggs
Many people know this flower as ‘bacon and eggs’ - alluding to the vibrant red and yellow/orange colour of the flowers when they begin to open
Other Common names
This lovely yellow wildflower is also sometimes known as 'Baby's Slippers' and 'Bird's Foot Clover'
Other names like ‘Dutchman’s clogs’ and ‘lady’s slippers’ hint at the general shape of the flowers, which resemble old fashioned slippers or shoes
It is used in agriculture as a forage plant, grown for pasture, hay, and silage.
Language of Flowers
The plant is one of the few flowers in the language of flowers that has a negative connotation, symbolizing revenge or retribution.
|Inches and cm sizes are approximate|