Kidney Vetch

Anthyllis vulneraria

Beautiful bright yellow clover-like flowers appear from June to September, and are pollinated by bees, moths, and butterflies. This plant fixes Nitrogen and is also a habitat plant for wildlife. In traditional Western Medicine it is used as an emollient and for promoting the healing of wounds. A completely charming plant perfect for containers!

Water: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Up to 16" tall mounding perennial with soft downy leaves

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate nutritionally poor soil

Origin: Iceland to the Mediterranean, Asia Minor up to Iran, North Africa and Ethiopia

Additional Characteristics: Good in Containers, Nitrogen Fixer

Kidney Vetch