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Vicia hirsuta

Hairy tare

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourDull white, purplish
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Vicia hirsuta (Hairy tare). This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Climbing, slender. ROOT: Fibrous, with tiny nodules. HAIRS: Nearly hairless. STIPULES: Present, often lobed. LEAF-STALK: Mostly absent. BRACTS: Absent FLOWER STALK: Shorter than flower. SEPALS: 5, bases joined, teeth equal, longer than tube. PETALS: 5, lowest 2 joined, 2 side petals overlap lower. STAMENS: 10, 9 joined at base. STIGMA: 1, style hairless or hairy. OVARY: 1, 1-celled. SEEDS: Usually 2, round.

Characteristics

Annual, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium

Cultivation

They are easily grown in ordinary garden soil. They will self-seed freely and can become a nuisance, You can propagate from seeds, or perennial species by division in the autumn.

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