Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa)


Yellow wild Flowering Perennial found only on calcareous grassland in England. The unusual circular flower heads appear in May through to July, providing pollen and nectar that attract butterflies, moths, Bee’s and other insects.

The long narrow leaves are made up of 4-5 pairs of leaflets ending with a single leaflet. The flower’s are followed by the fruits or seed pod’s which when ripe curl to form a horse-shoe shape, giving this wild flower it’s name.

Plant Information

Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa) attracts butterflies and bees.

Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa)

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