Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wild Vetch: Second purple prairie flower this year

In the category of "Second Purple Prairie Wildflower", the winner is Wild Vetch — coming several weeks after the lovely Prairie Crocuses bloomed in Saskatchewan.

This vetch is a pea-like plant, with single flower stalks, and many paired leaflets — and its leaf stalks end in a tiny, twisting tendril.

Low-growing, blowing in the wind.

Roadside wild purple vetch © SB

Prairie Wildflower: Wild Vetch, aka purple vetch.   
Location: Grid road south of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo Date: June 16, 2012


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