Anthyllis vulneraria

Anthyllis vulneraria, Kidney Vetch or Lady’s Fingers, is a british native wildflower normally a rich yellow in colour. The scarlet and deep red, nearly black forms are much more dramatic.

Anthyllis vulneraria scarlet form

Anthyllis vulneraria scarlet form

A creeping mat forming plant with slightly silvered foliage, I am not entirely sure they are displayed at their best here, probably growing over a low pale coloured wall or in gravel would be better.  These are shown growing in full sun.

Used by herbalists for healing wounds and treating coughs.

 

 

Anthyllis vulneraria dark red form

Anthyllis vulneraria dark red form

Seeds I took from parent pants and sowed in a cold frame in August germinated quickly. Flowering May onwards

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