Friday, 13 October 2017

Bithynian Vetch

Right, let's get back to posts that are positive and largely harmless...

This morning I visited a site close to home where there is a (single?) plant of Bythinian Vetch, a species that I have only seen in Cornwall. This is hardly likely to be anything other than a planted/escaped individual, but regardless of that they possess smart looking bi-coloured flowers. The two images illustrate the colour variation on this particular plant. Nearby was quite a bit of Basil Thyme (below), still in flower and brightening up what was otherwise a grey morning.


  1. I don't know how you do it, what a lovely flower, do you crawl round on your hands and knees.

    1. Yes Derek, the knees of my trousers are generally dirty.

  2. Well all credit to you, can't remember the time that I found a new wild flower on Sheppey.