Kidney Vetch Seed Packet 1g (Anthyllis vulneraria)(approx 250 seeds)

Anthyllis vulneraria P. Showy yellow flowers in crowded heads and a hairy calyx. A long flowering period. Flowers: June on. Requires: Open sunny position chalk or limestone preferred. Height: 7-15cm.


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Anthyllis vulneraria common kidney vetch or just  kidney vetch, a medicinal plant native to Europe. The name vulneraria means “wound healer. This spreading plant can cover bare ground in the right conditions. Kidney vetch provides food for a number of beetle and moth larvae but, most importantly, is the sole food plant for the caterpillars of the small blue butterfly.The flowers also provide nectar and pollen for beetles and bees. The flowers will make a yellow dye.