Common bird's-foot is native to the Mediterranean region and introduced to southern Africa, Australia, and other regions, where it is sometimes cultivated as a forage crop. North American collections of this species are from New York and eastern Massachusetts only.
Ornithopus sativus is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.7 m (2ft 4in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
It can fix Nitrogen.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.
This plant might be poisonous
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