This section is from "The Domestic Encyclopaedia Vol1", by A. F. M. Willich. Amazon: The Domestic Encyclopaedia.
Common Bird's Foot, or Omithopus perpusillus, L. is an indigenous p'ant ; the yellow flowers of which blow in July or August; and the legumen, or pulse, is curv-ed in the form of a bow. See CURT. Land. fasc. 0.
This plant affords a good fodder for sheep, when grass is scarce, in the latter end of autumn.
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