Species Datapage No 31
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|Species Common Name: Vetch Common|
|Species Botanical Name: Vicia cracca|
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|Management: Allow to set seed, also spreads by creeping roots. Forms clumps and is an excellent roadside flower for steep banks and cuttings|
|Tolerance of cutting: Medium,|
|Cutting time: Autumn.|
|Edible / Medicinal:|
Life Cycle (Form): Perennial
Flower Height: 80 to 150 cm
Foliage Height: 30 cm
Flower Colour: Blue,
Flowering period: July, August,
Time to Flower: 12, months
Soil Type: Will grow in most soils, Best in Clay.
pH Type: Neutral, Alkaline.
Moisture: Dry, Moist,
Aspect: Full sun,Wildlife Value: Medium, Attracts Bees, Bumblebees and Insects.
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|Tolerance of cutting: Low, Medium, High|
|Cutting time: None, Spring, Summer, Autumn.|
|Edible / Medicinal: Edible, Medicinal, Do not consume unless advised. Probably contain poisons|
Life Cycle (Form): Annual, Biennial, Perennial
Flower Height: 20 to 60 cm
Foliage Height: 5 - 30 cm
Flower Colour: Yellow, Blue, White, Violet, Blue, Pink
Flowering period: March, April, May, June, July, August, September.
Time to Flower: 12, 24 months
Soil Type: Will grow in most soils, best in dry, sandy, Loam, Best in peaty soil. Best in Sand, Best in Clay.
pH Type: Acid, Neutral, Alkaline.
Moisture: Dry, Moist, Wet
Aspect: Full sun, Partial shade, Deep shade.Wildlife Value: Low, Medium, High, Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Bees, Bumblebees, Hoverflies and Insects.