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Low growing flower on chalk

Observed: 2nd September 2012 By: davidcareyhadlowdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Plants
IMG_6565 Flower 02 09 2012 c3e
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) interacts

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davidcareyhadlow's picture

Low growing flower on chalk

No birdsfoot trefoil, the flower is a different structure. I think it must be a garden escape of some sort. I know I've seen the flower before, I just can't think where!

cicuta58's picture

Gall?

There is a gall on Lotus corniculatus called Contarinia loti which affects the flowers somewhat like this.

cicuta58

landgirl's picture

Plant

The leaf looks like Lotus, and I've seen plants affected as cicuta58 says. Still my best guess!

davidcareyhadlow's picture

Gall?

Wow, I see what you mean!

How interesting - thanks for the info, and apologies for not understanding about the gall possibilities!

David