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botanical name:
Lathyrus vernus
Lathyrus vernus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Spring Vetchling
synonyms:  Orobus vernus
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.30m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Dense, clump-forming perennial with upright stems and mid to dark green leaves composed of 2 to 4 pairs of sharp-pointed elliptic leaflets. One-sided racemes of violet-blue to purple flowers in spring.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained soil in sun or light shade.

propagation:
By seed or division.

other notes:
RHS AGM
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