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Bush Vetch (Vicia sepium)

Observed: 30th June 2012 By: hydrurgahydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plantshydrurga’s reputation in Plants
Bush Vetch (Vicia sepium)
Bush Vetch (Vicia sepium)
Bush Vetch (Vicia sepium)
Bush Vetch (Vicia sepium)
Bush Vetch (Vicia sepium)
Description:

2 ids, 4 comments.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bush Vetch (Vicia sepium) interacts

Comments

hydrurga's picture

Flowers in ones or twos

Is this the main means of distinguishing between sativa and sepium?

chrisbrooks's picture

As far as I'm aware

An expert might help more but a vetch with anything more than 2 flowers in a bunch with a branched tendril is very likely to be a Bush Vetch. If it has 1 or 2 flowers together then likely to be a Common Vetch. This is my simplified view and understanding.

hydrurga's picture

Thanks

Many thanks Chris. This is all an interesting learning experience!

chrisbrooks's picture

Learning

That's the great thing about iSpot you pick up and learn so much. Regards Chris