Bithynian Vetch

I photographed this Bithynian Vetch at a site in Dumfries and Galloway quite a few years ago. It is quite a scarce wild flower and I am unsure if it is still present at the site I observed it at.

I think it is a truly stunning plant and I am so pleased I was lucky enough to locate it.

Given the opportunity (and at the right time of year) I will certainly seek it out again. I really enjoy the vetch group of flowers and think that this species is one of my favourites!

UK Wildflowers states that Bithynian Vetch (Vicia bithynica) is found mostly in the south of England with no one area having a high concentration of sites. It is rare in Wales, Scotland and Ireland and dotted sparsely in northern England.

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