Anthyllis vulneraria ssp vulneraria   Kidney Vetch CC DD N

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A common plant of the seaside on dunes or in cliffs. It is usually yellow but as the LHS photo shows, it can be orange and red as well. These plants are without patent hairs on the stems and so are ssp vulneraria.

Anthyllis vulneraria ssp vulneraria is found around all the coast of the British isles including the outer islands and it is found inland on low ground throughout much of Britain and Ireland.

LHS: Cliffs near South Stack, Anglesey 27th May 2003 RHS: West Shore, Llandudno 3rd June 2008

Added on 31st October 2004, updated 14th July 2008, updated 27th Feb 2010, May 20th 2012

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