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Anthyllis montana

Anthyllide des montagnes
Mountain Kidney Vetch

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Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

25-30 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

to 30 cm

Description

Native to the mountains of southern Europe and parts of the Alps. A clump forming plant, neat, with attractive foliage.

Flowers

The flowers are in single heads on long stalks, resembling clover.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. 8-15 pairs of leaflets on either side of the stem, silky and hairy.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: oblong, elongated, pointed.

Edible

Flowers: used locally in a pleasant tasting herbal tea (tisane).

Medical

Flowers: in a herbal tea to aid digestion.

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