Lotus subbiflorus - Hairy Bird's-foot-trefoil
A Nationally Scarce plant, Lotus subbiflorus
is a coastal species which grows in short-turf grassland and dry, gravelly areas along cliffs and by coastal paths. It also occurs on dry stone walls and in flower beds in the Pendeen and St. Just area. Sites include East of Sennen (SW32M, 1998, N.Stewart), Penberth valley (SW32W, 1995, J.Lawman), Cape Cornwall School (SW33Q, 1998, C.N.French), Trewavas Head (SW52Y, 1996, C.N.French), Marazion Marsh (SW53G, 1998, N.Stewart), Boscawen Point (SW42G, 1996, C.N.French), cliff slopes below Lizard Point (SW71A, 1982, A.J.Byfield), Carleon Cove (SW71H, 1996, C.N.French), St. Mawes Castle (SW83L, 1991, P.E.Tompsett), near Penrose (SW86L, 1994, H.M.Meredith), Stepper Point (SW97E, 1994, D.I. Cockerill), Minver Hill (SW97J, 1991, R.W.David), Polruan Cliffs (SX15F, 1991, R.J.Murphy), Lantic bay (SX15K, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Portnadler bay (SX25K, 1992, R.W.Gould), Seaton valley (SX35C, 1998, M.Atkinson), cliffs by St. German's Hut (SX35H, 1989, S.C.Madge), Rame Peninsula (SX44J, 1988, M.Atkinson) and Kingsand (SX45F, 1992, S.C.Madge). It is common on the Isles of Scilly.
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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.