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Horseshoe Vetch

Hippocrepis comosa

0656-Hippocrepis comosa-Švýc.-7.04 by Vojtěch Zavadil (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

45cm

10cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Horseshoe Vetch Overview

Also known as horseshoe vetch, this species is a low-growing, flowering, perennial shrub that produces many clusters of yellow, strongly scented, pea-like flowers in spherical arrangements radiating from a central stem. Following flowering, narrow seed pods are produced, which upon maturity curl up into U-shapes resembling horseshoes, hence their common name. Foliage is narrow, rounded and divided into leaflets, these are arranged in 4 or 5 pairs, with a single leaflet at the tip.

How to propagate Horseshoe Vetch

Seed

Sow the seeds in the spring or the autumn.

Other uses of Horseshoe Vetch

Found in grassland.

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