Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Bird's foot trefoil is a low growing, bushy legume which is gaining popularity as a forage plant. Its small sweet-pea-like blossoms are bright yellow, bearing a few thing scarlet lines along the standard (the topmost petal). The buds are scarlet-tipped, the scarlet disappearing as the flower matures. For this investigation, the flowers were picked when mature, or nearly so, then were air-dried at 20-30 degrees celsius. The petals were not separated from the calyx.
Blake, David K. Jr., "The yellow pigment in the flower petals of bird's foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.)" (1942). Honors Theses. 1711.