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Lotus corniculatus L.
bird's-foot trefoil
LOCO6

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Low
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Crown
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 2.4
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 16
Precipitation, Maximum 65
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 14
Salinity Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -43
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 369840
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal High
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential High
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Lotus corniculatus L.
bird's-foot trefoil
LOCO6
Cultivar: Cascade

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Low
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Crown
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 1.3
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.5
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 24
Precipitation, Maximum 65
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 14
Salinity Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 369840
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal High
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential High
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Lotus corniculatus L.
bird's-foot trefoil
LOCO6
Cultivar: Dawn

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Low
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Crown
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 1.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 145
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.9
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 32
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 14
Salinity Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -28
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 369840
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal High
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential High
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Lotus corniculatus L.
bird's-foot trefoil
LOCO6
Cultivar: Empire

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Low
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Crown
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 1.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Decumbent
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.5
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 28
Precipitation, Maximum 65
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 14
Salinity Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 369840
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal High
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential High
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Lotus corniculatus L.
bird's-foot trefoil
LOCO6
Cultivar: Kalo

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Low
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Crown
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 1.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Prostrate
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 160
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use High
pH, Minimum 5.8
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 24
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 14
Salinity Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 7
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 369840
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal High
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential High
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Lotus corniculatus L.
bird's-foot trefoil
LOCO6
Cultivar: Mackinaw

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Low
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Crown
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 2.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Prostrate
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use High
pH, Minimum 6.0
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 26
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 14
Salinity Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 369840
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal High
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential High
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Lotus corniculatus L.
bird's-foot trefoil
LOCO6
Cultivar: Viking

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Low
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Crown
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 1.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.5
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 27
Precipitation, Maximum 65
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 14
Salinity Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 369840
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal High
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential High
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
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