Kidney Vetch

Kidney Vetch
I found this surprise flower last week near the Lavender garden. Anthyllis vulneraria spp. also known as Woundwort most commonly has yellow flowers. We have this showy sub species growing on the farm. Like many members of the pea family it has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria contained in root nodules that fix atmospheric nitrogen into a form of nitrogen that can be used by plants.

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  1. Hey Brian I think I had that once when I had some bad home brew….kidney vetch and dissen tree! JR

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