Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #50 Tufted Vetch or Cow Vetch

Bradlaugh Fields 8th July Tufted Vetch and Bumble Bee

These attractive spikes of blue-purple flowers belong to the Tufted Vetch, which can scramble a good many feet up into surrounding vegetation clutching on with its long tendrils which wind around anything they come into contact with.

Bradlaugh Fields Vicia Cracca

In many respects similar in its biology and use by humans to its earlier flowering cousin the Common Vetch.

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