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Vicia sylvatica

Wood vetch

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Features

  • Height1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, purple,, pale yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Vicia sylvatica (Wood vetch). This species grows as a wild flower in Britain & Northern Europe. A clambering hairless perennial growing to 2m. The 5-20 white or pale lilac flowers are borne on a one-sided spike with purple veins in mid to late summer. May be found in open woods and coastal locations.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

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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