horseshoe vetch


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Related to horseshoe vetch: Hippocrepis comosa
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Noun1.horseshoe vetch - European woody perennial with yellow umbellate flowers followed by flattened pods that separate into horseshoe-shaped joints
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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The Large Mason Bee is Britain's rarest solitary bee and is found only at two sites where it forages nectar from horseshoe vetch, bramble and bugle.
To spot the incredible eggs of the Adonis Blue, which look like spineless sea urchins, you have to look on horseshoe vetch.
The horseshoe vetch (Hippocrepiscomosa), a European relative of beans, is the first plant discovered to break down nitrogen-containing compounds in its tissues into a readily usable nitrate form, report Charles Hipkin of the University of Wales in Swansea and his colleagues.