You know the summer’s not far away when members of the extensive Pea family start to flower and, during this week’s exercise walks, I’ve spotted four Pea species newly come in to flower. The first were three of the vetches …
Bush vetch (Vicia sepium)
Common vetch (Vicia sativa) … and friends.
Grass vetchling (Lathyrus nissolia)
And, also, one of my all-time favourites – possibly because it’s also a favourite with a lot of the butterflies and day-flying moths I adore so much, Common bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus).
Oh, and this week’s new blooms also included one not-a-pea wildflower, the always lovely Red campion (Silene dioica).