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Common Vetch (Vicia sativa ssp. Segetalis)

Common Vetch (Vicia sativa ssp. Segetalis)

Variable pink/purple flowers from June onwards. Grows to a height of 40 cm. Ladder-like leaflets with “needle” on ends. At the base of leaves are stipules each with a black spot, that secretes sugary substance to attract ants that then help to defend the plant against other insects.