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Lotus corniculatus

Birds-Foot Trefoil at Booth, ACT

Lotus corniculatus at Booth, ACT - 24 Dec 2018
Lotus corniculatus at Booth, ACT - 24 Dec 2018
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Identification history

Lotus corniculatus 1 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Lotus corniculatus 1 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Lotus angustissimus 25 Dec 2018 BettyDonWood
Unidentified 24 Dec 2018 JohnBundock

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Significant sighting

1 Jan 2019

Follow-up report of a significant potential weed that we are trying to eradicate in Namadgi

7 comments

   25 Dec 2018
From what I can see of the leaves, and from flower colour, I have the impression that it is a feral Lotus.. The wing petals and keel appear to have been damaged early in development.
I was surprised at how easily, assuming it is a Lotus, that it keyed out to Lotus angustissimus, assuming that if the keel was undamaged, it would have a short beak bent upwards from the middle.
   25 Dec 2018
Unfortunately, others of the photos I took were too blurred. I'll be in the same area during the next week and try to find them again. Merry Christmas to you and thanks for your efforts in 2018.
   25 Dec 2018
Thanks John
This will be the first CNM sighting of this species if you can find an undamaged flower.
   29 Dec 2018
Sorry, I didn't realise that the flower was damaged. Festive season commitments precluded me getting back there until today. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the plant. Should I delete it?
   29 Dec 2018
I would rather keep it on the database, even if marked as Inconclusive. Someone in future might be interested in that sort of damage.
   1 Jan 2019
Ryu Callaway earlier reported a yellow lotus from this location we originally thought it was angustimmus, but Greg Baines collected a specimen and destroyed all other plants. The specimen ID to corniculatus. I suspect this is from seed of the same plants. Steve Taylor it would be good if some-one could also destroy this plants as lotus does have a high weed risk.
gregbaines wrote:
   3 Jan 2019
This species is probably much more widespread in Namadgi that we previously thought. Dave Albrecht and I came across quite a few in a small bog near the summit of Orroral Hill in December.

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Podolepis jaceoides (Showy Copper-wire Daisy) at Booth, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by RAllen Geitoneura klugii (Klug's Xenica / Marbled Xenica) at Booth, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by RAllen Plantago sp. (Plantain) at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by RAllen Lotus corniculatus (Birds-Foot Trefoil) at Booth, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis (Alpine Trachymene) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Lotus corniculatus (Birds-Foot Trefoil) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Euphrasia collina subsp. paludosa at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR Hakea microcarpa (Small-fruit Hakea) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR Gratiola peruviana (Australian Brooklime) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR Pelargonium australe (Austral Stork's-bill) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR Trifolium repens (White Clover) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR Carex gaudichaudiana (Fen Sedge) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR Marchantia sp. (genus) (A Liverwort) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR Lobelia pedunculata (Matted Pratia) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR Montia australasica (White Purslane) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR Myosotis laxa subsp. caespitosa (Water Forget-me-not) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR Lotus corniculatus (Birds-Foot Trefoil) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR Baloskion australe (Mountain Cordrush) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR Velleia paradoxa (Spur Velleia) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR Brachyscome spathulata (Coarse Daisy, Spoon-leaved Daisy) at Booth, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 12 Feb 2021 by SWishart Acripeza reticulata (Mountain Katydid) at Booth, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by RosD Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil) at Booth, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by RosD Brachyscome decipiens (Field Daisy) at Booth, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JohnBundock Brachyscome decipiens (Field Daisy) at Booth, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JohnBundock Dichromodes confluaria (Ceremonial Heath Moth) at Booth, ACT - 31 Oct 2019 by JohnBundock Geitoneura klugii (Klug's Xenica / Marbled Xenica) at Booth, ACT - 26 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Booth, ACT - 19 Jan 2019 by HelenCross Pollanisus (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Booth, ACT - 10 Jan 2019 by SWishart Pasma tasmanicus (Two-spotted Grass-skipper) at Booth, ACT - 28 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 29 Nov 2018 by Christine zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Booth, ACT - 29 Nov 2018 by Christine Oecophoridae provisional group 2 at Booth, ACT - 29 Nov 2018 by Christine Dichromodes confluaria (Ceremonial Heath Moth) at Booth, ACT - 29 Nov 2018 by Christine Elateridae sp. (family) (Unidentified click beetle) at Booth, ACT - 13 Nov 2018 by JohnBundock Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 31 Oct 2018 by SWishart Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Booth, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by SWishart Oreixenica lathoniella (Silver Xenica) at Booth, ACT - 24 Feb 2018 by JohnBundock Pseudemoia spenceri (Spencer's Skink) at Booth, ACT - 24 Feb 2018 by JohnBundock Podolobium alpestre (Shaggy Alpine Pea) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Brachyscome spathulata (Coarse Daisy, Spoon-leaved Daisy) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis (Alpine Trachymene) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Stylidium montanum (Alpine Triggerplant) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Calopompilus sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Stenosmylus sp. (genus) (An osmylid lacewing) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Anisogona similana (A tortrix moth) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Chrysolarentia correlata (Yellow Carpet) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Anachloris subochraria (Golden Grass Carpet) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Subfurcatana subfurcatana (A Tortricid moth) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Philobota iphigenes (A concealer moth) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Lucilia cuprina (Australian sheep blowfly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) formosa (A Bristle fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Yoyetta subalpina (Subalpine Firetail Cicada) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Rutilia (Rutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Bristle fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Neolucia hobartensis (Montane Heath-blue) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine Euphrasia collina subsp. paludosa at Booth, ACT - 30 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley Choretrum pauciflorum (Dwarf Sour Bush) at Booth, ACT - 30 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley Technitis amoenana (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Booth, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid, Net-winged beetle) at Booth, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 2 Nov 2017 by JohnBundock Calomela maculicollis (Acacia Leaf Beetle) at Booth, ACT - 1 Nov 2017 by SWishart Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 1 Nov 2017 by SWishart Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 26 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley Chrysolarentia interruptata (Boxed Carpet Moth) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley Technitis amoenana (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley Phaeophlebosia furcifera (Forked Footman) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley Acyphas semiochrea (Omnivorous Tussock Moth) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Booth, ACT - 7 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water Skink) at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016 by ArcherCallaway Stylidium sp. (Trigger Plant) at Booth, ACT - 27 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway Oreixenica lathoniella (Silver Xenica) at Booth, ACT - 27 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway Myiagra cyanoleuca (Satin Flycatcher) at Booth, ACT - 27 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway Euphrasia collina (Purple Eye-bright) at Booth, ACT - 30 Oct 2015 by TobiasHayashi Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Booth, ACT - 24 Jan 2015 by RobynHall Podolobium alpestre (Shaggy Alpine Pea) at Booth, ACT - 24 Jan 2015 by RobynHall Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis (Alpine Trachymene) at Booth, ACT - 24 Jan 2015 by RobynHall Stylidium sp. (Trigger Plant) at Booth, ACT - 24 Jan 2015 by RobynHall Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Booth, ACT - 24 Jan 2015 by RobynHall Tetratheca bauerifolia (Heath pink-bells) at Booth, ACT - 9 Oct 2014 by EmmaCook
Podolepis jaceoides (Showy Copper-wire Daisy) at Booth, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by RAllen
Geitoneura klugii (Klug's Xenica / Marbled Xenica) at Booth, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by RAllen
Plantago sp. (Plantain) at Booth, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by RAllen
Lotus corniculatus (Birds-Foot Trefoil) at Booth, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis (Alpine Trachymene) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Lotus corniculatus (Birds-Foot Trefoil) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Euphrasia collina subsp. paludosa at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Hakea microcarpa (Small-fruit Hakea) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Gratiola peruviana (Australian Brooklime) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Pelargonium australe (Austral Stork's-bill) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Trifolium repens (White Clover) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Carex gaudichaudiana (Fen Sedge) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Marchantia sp. (genus) (A Liverwort) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Lobelia pedunculata (Matted Pratia) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Montia australasica (White Purslane) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Myosotis laxa subsp. caespitosa (Water Forget-me-not) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Lotus corniculatus (Birds-Foot Trefoil) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Baloskion australe (Mountain Cordrush) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Velleia paradoxa (Spur Velleia) at Booth, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by JaneR
Brachyscome spathulata (Coarse Daisy, Spoon-leaved Daisy) at Booth, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 12 Feb 2021 by SWishart
Acripeza reticulata (Mountain Katydid) at Booth, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by RosD
Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil) at Booth, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by RosD
Brachyscome decipiens (Field Daisy) at Booth, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JohnBundock
Brachyscome decipiens (Field Daisy) at Booth, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JohnBundock
Dichromodes confluaria (Ceremonial Heath Moth) at Booth, ACT - 31 Oct 2019 by JohnBundock
Geitoneura klugii (Klug's Xenica / Marbled Xenica) at Booth, ACT - 26 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Booth, ACT - 19 Jan 2019 by HelenCross
Pollanisus (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Booth, ACT - 10 Jan 2019 by SWishart
Pasma tasmanicus (Two-spotted Grass-skipper) at Booth, ACT - 28 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 29 Nov 2018 by Christine
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Booth, ACT - 29 Nov 2018 by Christine
Oecophoridae provisional group 2 at Booth, ACT - 29 Nov 2018 by Christine
Dichromodes confluaria (Ceremonial Heath Moth) at Booth, ACT - 29 Nov 2018 by Christine
Elateridae sp. (family) (Unidentified click beetle) at Booth, ACT - 13 Nov 2018 by JohnBundock
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 31 Oct 2018 by SWishart
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Booth, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by SWishart
Oreixenica lathoniella (Silver Xenica) at Booth, ACT - 24 Feb 2018 by JohnBundock
Pseudemoia spenceri (Spencer's Skink) at Booth, ACT - 24 Feb 2018 by JohnBundock
Podolobium alpestre (Shaggy Alpine Pea) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Brachyscome spathulata (Coarse Daisy, Spoon-leaved Daisy) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis (Alpine Trachymene) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Stylidium montanum (Alpine Triggerplant) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Calopompilus sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Stenosmylus sp. (genus) (An osmylid lacewing) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Anisogona similana (A tortrix moth) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Chrysolarentia correlata (Yellow Carpet) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Anachloris subochraria (Golden Grass Carpet) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Subfurcatana subfurcatana (A Tortricid moth) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Philobota iphigenes (A concealer moth) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Lucilia cuprina (Australian sheep blowfly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) formosa (A Bristle fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Yoyetta subalpina (Subalpine Firetail Cicada) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Rutilia (Rutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Bristle fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Neolucia hobartensis (Montane Heath-blue) at Booth, ACT - 14 Jan 2018 by Christine
Euphrasia collina subsp. paludosa at Booth, ACT - 30 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Choretrum pauciflorum (Dwarf Sour Bush) at Booth, ACT - 30 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Technitis amoenana (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Booth, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid, Net-winged beetle) at Booth, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 2 Nov 2017 by JohnBundock
Calomela maculicollis (Acacia Leaf Beetle) at Booth, ACT - 1 Nov 2017 by SWishart
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 1 Nov 2017 by SWishart
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Booth, ACT - 26 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Chrysolarentia interruptata (Boxed Carpet Moth) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Technitis amoenana (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Phaeophlebosia furcifera (Forked Footman) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Acyphas semiochrea (Omnivorous Tussock Moth) at Booth, ACT - 25 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Booth, ACT - 7 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water Skink) at Booth, ACT - 28 Feb 2016 by ArcherCallaway
Stylidium sp. (Trigger Plant) at Booth, ACT - 27 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway
Oreixenica lathoniella (Silver Xenica) at Booth, ACT - 27 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway
Myiagra cyanoleuca (Satin Flycatcher) at Booth, ACT - 27 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway
Euphrasia collina (Purple Eye-bright) at Booth, ACT - 30 Oct 2015 by TobiasHayashi
Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Booth, ACT - 24 Jan 2015 by RobynHall
Podolobium alpestre (Shaggy Alpine Pea) at Booth, ACT - 24 Jan 2015 by RobynHall
Trachymene humilis subsp. humilis (Alpine Trachymene) at Booth, ACT - 24 Jan 2015 by RobynHall
Stylidium sp. (Trigger Plant) at Booth, ACT - 24 Jan 2015 by RobynHall
Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Booth, ACT - 24 Jan 2015 by RobynHall
Tetratheca bauerifolia (Heath pink-bells) at Booth, ACT - 9 Oct 2014 by EmmaCook

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

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  • 2 Abundance
  • 24 Dec 2018 03:54 PM Recorded on
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  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height

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