Lotus glaber Mill.

Narrow-leaved bird's-foot trefoil

source: Kristan Peters (2006), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: Kristan Peters (2006), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Lotus tenuis Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd.
The Plant list Lotus glaber Mill.
English name Narrow-leaved bird's-foot trefoil

Crop relationship
Bird's foot trefoil same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence relatively rare
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source: Verspreidingsatlas.nl

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe S-, SE-, W- and Central-Europe
Asia SW-Asia
Africa N-Africa
North-America -
South-America -
Australia -
source: wilde-planten.nl, 2015
source: wilde-planten.nl, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, July 2017
Distribution data GBIF, July 2017

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information