West Highland Flora

Bush Vetch


Vicia sepium

 

Vicia sepium

Photo Carl Farmer
12 Sep 2002 Portree, Skye

Common on roadsides and rough ground, climbing on hedges and bushes.

Flowers 12-15 mm long.

ID: Flowers blue-purple in groups of 2-6 which are only shortly stalked (stalk of flower-group much shorter than flower)  Upper calyx-teeth shorter than lower ones.

Other features: Leaflets 5-9 pairs, leaves ending in branched tendrils.

 

Vicia sepium

Photo Carl Farmer
9 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye
 

Pods in various stages, green, brown and finally black


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