Burren Flowers - Bitter Vetch
My first photograph of Bitter Vetch in the Burren is the one seen below in Greeting Card pack mbf001. It was taken to mark a special birthday occasion in the month of July for a special person. Having caught my eye, it took me back to my childhood days when I used snack on wild peas and strawberries from the hedges around our village.
Botanical : Lathyrus Linifolius
As Gaeilge : Corra Meille
Family : Fabaceae - peas, vetches and clovers family
Bitter Vetch flowers in the Burren between the months of April and July. Bitter Vetch is native to Ireland. It's an erect perennial and grows up to 60cm. The Bitter Vetch flowers are pinkish-crimson in colour, turning blue or green. The flowers are 10-15mm in size, 2-6 per spike. You'll find Bitter Vetch in roadsides, woodland, grassland and river banks around the Burren.
Burren Flowers Greeting Cards - Bitter Vetch
The Bitter Vetch picture from the gallery appears in Greeting Card set mbf004. The pack also includes an Early Purple Orchid, Harebell, Bloody Crane's-Bill and Mountain Avens.
Other Burren Greeting Cards featuring Bitter Vetch
The Bitter Vetch is also featured in Greeting Card pack mbf001. A pack of 5 Handmade Greeting Cards is €6 with FREE delivery worldwide.