Latin name: Lotus corniculatus. The bird`s foot trefoil is a perennial plant and grows in the whole country - humid meadows and pastures, dry and rocky slopes, bushes and forests, sandy grounds. It adapts very easy to different conditions and that is why you can see it like a weed among the sowings and in the populated places. It can grow at sea level and up to 2000 metres above sea level. The plant has a very good developed root system. Its stalk is beaten down or raised, strongly branched and without pappus. The leaves are decompound. They consist of 5 leaflets, that has no pappus on both their sides. The blooms are synoeciouñ. They are organized in a way that is typical to the bean plants. The corolla of the bloom is yellow or orange, there are red nerves on the petals. After the pollination, done by the insects, the plant is forming fruits on its stalks. The fruits are oblong, with mucronate top. Each fruit has several (3 to 7) little seeds. There are five types of this species in Bulgaria. The young plants of this species are preferable food. During the flowering there are poisonous glucosides collected in the plant but it is harmles after it is mowed.