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Anthyllis vulneraria

Anthyllide à fleurs rouges
Mediterranean Kidney Vetch

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

red

Flower size

12-15 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

to 40 cm

Description

A hairy perennial. It prefers dry grassland and rocky environments on calcareous soil.

Flowers

Anthyllis vulneraria subsp. praepropera has flower heads borne on long stalks with leaf-like bracts directly beneath the flower. The flowers are cream, pink, red, purple or yellow.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. 9-15 pairs of oval leaflets on either side of the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: with 1 or 2 seeds.

Edible

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

Medical

Flowers: in a herbal tea to aid digestion.

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