kidney vetch


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kidney vetch

n
(Plants) a silky leguminous perennial plant, Anthyllis vulneraria, of Europe and N Africa, with yellow or orange flowers. Also called: ladies' fingers
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Noun1.kidney vetch - perennial Eurasian herb having heads of red or yellow flowers and common in meadows and pastureskidney vetch - perennial Eurasian herb having heads of red or yellow flowers and common in meadows and pastures; formerly used medicinally for kidney disorders
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Anthyllis, genus Anthyllis - genus of Mediterranean herbs and shrubs
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It flies from mid-May to August and lays its eggs on Athe caterpillar food plant, kidney vetch.
Working together with the Warwickshire branch of Buttery Conservation, Severn Trent Water volunteers created a 'buttery bund',' a south facing bank of earth that has been seeded with wild plants including strawberries, creeping cinquefoil and kidney vetch seed.
I ate onion today ( Saturday) with bhindi ( kidney vetch) after a week," said Dikshit while speaking about the arrangements made by the state government to deal with the onion crisis.
There is also a diverse flora, including yellow wort, ragged robin, kidney vetch and bloody cranesbill, and the site is particularly attractive in summer.
Good wild flowers include bird's foot trefoil, clover, field scabious, greater knapweed and kidney vetch. If you also plant a few herbs such as marjoram and thyme your garden will be alive with butterflies!
Old herbs like thyme, kidney vetch and scurvy grass retreated to the steep cliff slopes, and field names like Outer Heath became misnomers.
What now seemed barren, desert grassland had been a blaze of colour: white from the ox-eye daisies; yellow from the Kidney Vetch and bird's-foot trefoil; the purple of the marsh orchids; the pink of centaury and rosebay.