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Wild flower ID please

I used to be pretty hot at wild flower ID but it’s been 20 years since I’ve done it and cannot find my wild flower book anywhere! I know they are common I just can’t remember what they are! Anyone?


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,293
    The first is, I think, Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) and the second one of the vetches, possibly Vicia sativa, though not sure of this one!
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Thanks buttercup days! Black Meddick! Yes the vetch I wasn’t sure of, Ive got common vetch in there too with it’s lovely purple flowers, but this is a tiny white flower. Do you know the small blue/pink one in with the black medick? It’s an area of the lawn near the pond that I’m leaving wild, so it’s good to know the names!
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687
    The blue/pink plant in the top photo looks like Blue Field-Madder, Sherardia Arvensis. The tiny white flowers in the second photo looks like Vicia Hirsuta, the hairy vetch.
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Thank you Borderline!
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