This is a field seeded with red clover, meadow fescue and lotier.
Lotier is the French name for Birdsfoot trefoil and works rather well because it is easier for me to say and is close to the Latin name of Lotus Corniculatus.
It grows wild in my pastures but here I seeded it. Lotier is something of an old-school plant which few people seed but it has the nice property that it doesn’t cause bloat.
This paddock is called California because it was the biggest vineyard on the farm. It is missing a lot of soil fertility becuase of its decades as a vineyard and the soil structure is poor, but for some reason the legumes took off here in late winter.
The cows approve.