Anthyllis vulneraria L.
Anthyllis vulneraria is a perennial.
Anthyllis vulneraria was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
The perennials are comparatively short-lived and reach heights of 20 to 60 centimetres.
Anthyllis vulneraria is deciduous. The dark-green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are elliptic.
Flowers and Fruits
Anthyllis vulneraria produces cluster of ligth-yellow pea-shaped flowers from May to June.
Anthyllis vulneraria is native to the whole of Europe, Turkey, Syria, Palestine, North Afrika and Ethiopia.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -18Â°C (USDA zone 7).
The recommended planting distance is 20 to 30 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 5 to 10. Suited as groundcover and as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants need little to no maintenance if grown under suitable conditions.
Propagate by sowing or by division.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.