Lotus is a perennial legume with tolerance of moderately acidic soils. It makes high nutritive forage for sheep and cattle and it is not known to cause bloating among livestock.

This is an adaptive cover crop which survives in different soils. It fixes Nitrogen to soil and has a deep rooting system. The two subspecies that are commonly used in cover cropping are Lotus Corniculatus and Lotus Pedunculatus.

While lotus is sensitive for overgrazing it can be quite difficult to kill.

Lotus corniculatus cover crop
Lotus cover crop