Kidney Vetch seed packet

£3.60

Anthyllis vulneraria

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Description

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria)

Usually found near the coast, Kidney Vetch is an attractive perennial plant suitable for any sunny, well-drained site.  It is low growing, with oval shaped leaves & slender, yellow, pea-like flowers grouped together in an unusual, slightly fluzzy, flower head. Attractive to bumblebees & butterflies, it is the food plant for the caterpillar of the increasingly rare Small Blue Butterfly.

Sowing:  Can be sown at any time of year, but best in early autumn or in spring.  Sow in trays or pots of moist compost & transplant to a well-drained, sunny site or scatter the seed onto a fine raked seed bed & firm down well.  Keep young plants watered & weeded.

  • up to 20cm tall
  • 100-200 seeds per packet
  • perennial

 

As with all our wildflower seed packets, the seed is of wild Scottish origin.

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Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) flower

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) flower

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) plant

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) plant

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) plant

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) plant

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) leaves

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) leaves

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) flowers

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) flowers

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) plant

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) plant

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) plant

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) plant