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Vicia orobus

Upright vetch

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Features

  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, purple,, pale yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Vicia orobus (Upright vetch). This species grows as a wild flower in Britain & Northern Europe. A medium erect perennial with unwinged slightly downy stems and leaves ending in a minute point rather than a tendril. The flowers are pink-white in mid summer and yellowish brown pods follow. Found in scrub and amoungst rocks.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Bitter vetch, Vetch

Origin

Britain & Northern Europe.

Interest and use

Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

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.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds, or perennial species by division in the autumn.

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