Species name:

Lotus corniculatus

Taxonomy

Genus

Species

corniculatus

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Lotus corniculatus gr.

Classifier

L.

Distribution

Worldwide of continental areas. In Italy prefers meadow, arid pasture and fallow (0-1800 m).

Utility

Fodder, cultivated for pasture, soil improver, as ornament and medical uses. It provides a discrete contribution in honey production. Biodiversity.

Flowering time

IV - IX

Pollen colour

Light grey

Pollen

+

Nectar

++

Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Subcircular
Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Equatorial view : Oval, Prolate
Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus
Lotus corniculatus