Irish wildflowers


Photographs: Blarney, Co.Cork


Hairy Tare
Vicia hirsuta
Peasair arbhair
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering time: May-August. Annual. Native.

Very small whitish-lilac flowers in short raceme. Seedpod hairy, ripens black.
Leaves have 4-10 pairs leaflets, linear-oblong, blunt-ended. Tendrils present.
Slender plant, sprawling/scrambling. Height/spread 20-40 cm.

Rough grassland, disturbed ground on neutral, less-acidic soils. Also on sea-cliffs, shingle. Mainly found S, E, NE Ireland.

     


    
Photographs above: Hairy Tare. Clogheenmilcon Nature Reserve, Blarney, Co.Cork. July 2007

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