Lotus subbiflorusCommon name: Hairy Birdsfoot Trefoil

Meaning of name: Lotus is from the Greek word lotos, meaning the lotus plant. subbiflorus is from the Latin words sub, meaning somewhat, and bi-, meaning two, and floris, meaning flower.

Distribution: Occurs from Geraldton to Albany.

Description: A prostrate annual to 30 centimetres across. The yellow flowers are produced from August to February.

Notes: This plant is native to Europe.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.

Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 2007.

Perth Plants, a field guide to the bushland and coastal flora of Kings Park and Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia. Russell Barrett and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.