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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:43 pm    Post subject: Help identify this wild flower/weed? Reply with quote

I have a mass of this growing down my lane which has never grown there before. Really like it as its covering an informal slope down the lane. Would like to know what it is so I can learn more about it to help encourage it to grow in more places.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Birds foot trefoil
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like its cousin, vetch (which has deep blue/purple flowers and a similar habit if growth) it is a beautiful native plant and lovely in the hedgerows.
However, a word of caution: let it into beds or borders at your peril - it will spread everywhere. Seed pods open with mini explosions to fire the seeds in all directions.
Restrict it to wild or semi wild areas and enjoy it. The butterflies will enjoy it too.
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