Orange Bird's-foot

Orange Bird's-foot - Lindsay PyneOrange Bird's-foot - Lindsay Pyne

Latin name: Ornithopus pinnatus

This is an inconspicuous tiny pea flower with dark yellow (rather than orange) petals and 3-6 pairs of small leaflets.  It is nationally rare in the UK where it is only found in the Isles of Scilly. It grows in very short turf and is present on all the Channel Islands with the exception of Sark.  On Alderney it can be found in flower at Mannez Quarry and Tete de Judemarre are in late spring/early summer.

Status in Alderney: Scarce

Status in UK: Nationally Rare

Status Worldwide (IUCN Red List): Least Concern