Tufted Vetch ‘Vicia cracca’

Showy bright blue-violet flowers. Tufted vetch also known as cow vetch, bird vetch, blue vetch, boreal vetch, found on waste ground as an introduced species occurring casually.In hedges and waste places. This vetch is widely used as a forage crop for cattle, and is beneficial to other plants because, like other leguminous plants, it enriches the soil in which it grows by its nitrogen-fixing properties. Cow vetch is also much appreciated by bees and butterflies as a source of nectar. The plant may also be used to curb erosion.

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Additional Info

Additional information

Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Prefers a sunny position.

Attracts

Much loved by bees and butterflies.

Flowering season

June – August

Flowering colour

Blue/Purple

Eventual height

60cm-120cm

Species Type

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