Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

As I have said before in my notes on wildlife there are many flowers you just pass by and without a second look because they are so familiar. If you stop and look, and take a close up photo, you find these flowers are amazingly beautiful.

The Common Vetch can be found across Dorset in hedgerows, on banks, on grass downlands and in meadows and so can easily be taken for granted but what a wonderful colour it is and such a delicate flower.

A member of the pea family, there are several vetches in flower from May until July, the Common Vetch is just one of them and they are all lovely.

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