Anthyllis Vulneraria – Kidney Vetch Seeds

£5.00

Long flowering with woolly clusters of yellow and orange blooms, kidney vetch is the sole larval foodplant of the small blue butterfly and a valuable food source for beetle and moth larvae. Pair with wild red clover to provide ground cover at the edges of garden borders or plant with herbs and vegetables in kitchen garden planting to entice pollinating insects.

An infusion of dried or fresh flower heads can be taken as a spring tonic or used to relieve symptoms of constipation. The young leaves and ‘pea shoots’ can be used as a garnish and in salads.

The kidney vetch seeds in this pack can be sown in seed trays or sown directly into a pot or onto bare soil in your garden border.

 

Native kidney vetch seeds are also found in the following wildflower seed mixtures:

Bees & Butterflies Pollinator Wildflower Mixture

Wildflowers For Chalky Soils

Native kidney vetch seeds fast facts:

Latin name: Anthyllis vulneraria
Flowers: June to September
Height: up to 40cm
When to sow kidney vetch seeds: Best sown in autumn as the speed of germination is improved by scarification.
Sow with: Selfheal and red campion to harvest their edible young leaves.
Lifecycle: Perennial
Soil requirement: Prefers light, free-draining soils.
Natural habitat: found on roadsides, coastal areas and grassland.
Also known as: Woundwort.
Did you know? An infusion of dried or fresh flower heads can be taken as a spring tonic or used to relieve symptoms of constipation.

 

 

 

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