Lotus Corniculatus (Bird’s-foot Trefoil)

I love the weeds wild flowers that grow in my area of Ontario, Canada. This little jewel — the Bird’s-foot Trefoil — is just one of my favourites.

Lotus Corniculatus by Nathan Parkinson, Ballpoint & Prismacolour, June 2022

Here’s a glimpse of the real thing.

Lotus Corniculatus, Flower
Lotus Corniculatus, Whole Plant

They tend to grow in bright little patches by roads or in open fields. A brilliant display of God’s handiwork. Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these jewels of the field (Matthew 6:28, 29; Luke 12:27). As an artist I rejoice and praise The Artist for His gifts of such fine beauty!

Here’s a couple quick links to learn more about the plant and see more pictures if you’re interested:

I’d love to hear if you’ve seen these little treasures growing in your area — wherever you are in the world.