Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Plant glabrous or nearly so; stems to 50 cm long. Leaflets less than 3 times as long as wide; terminal 3 obovate, 4–12 mm long, 2–6 mm wide, apices obtuse and mucronate. Calyx 5–6.5 mm long; corolla 9–13 mm long; standard ovate, long-clawed, apex acute. Pod 1.5–4 cm long, 1.5–3 mm wide. Flowers Nov.–Apr.

*CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *MonT, *MuF, *NIS, *SnM, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP. Also naturalised SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa. Scattered widely throughout much of Victoria, mostly in grasslands and woodlands on damp sandy soils.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Fabaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-24
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Lotus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Fans present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Monaro Tablelands present naturalised
Victorian Alps present introduced
Snowy Mountains present introduced

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory