Created on Saturday, 27 August 2016 14:35
Written by David Gardner
If you are noticing a weed with bright yellow flowers in lawns now, it may very well not be dandelion (which is generally not in bloom right now) or black medic. In fact, there is a good chance that it is Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculata
). Birdsfoot trefoil has long been used as a pasture crop and is known to be able to escape from its intended site. But it is only in the last decade that it has become increasingly visible in managed turfgrass - first in waste areas and abandoned fields, then parks and roadsides, and now residential lawns.