Bitter Vetch (Lathyrus linifolius)



 Lathyrus linifolius is a species of pea, commonly called bitter vetch or heath pea. The name bitter vetch is also sometimes used for Vicia ervilia and also for Vicia orobus. The tubers of Lathyrus linifolius were formerly used as an appetite suppressant in medieval Scotland, and this use has brought the plant to recent medical attention. Attempts are being made to cultivate the plant on a commercial scale.(link)


 Fabaceae Family,

23/5/15
Blubberhouse
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  1. That is such a lovely colour on that vetch Amanda.

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    1. Thanks Roy, the colour was stunning, have never seen them so bright, put it on iSpot, turned out I had not recorded this plant before, hard to miss when looking this good.
      Amanda xx

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