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Common Kidneyvetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) organic
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Common Kidneyvetch (Anthyllis vulneraria) organic

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The Common Kidneyvetch is a wild shrub native to Europe and North America with a long tradition as a medicinal plant. As the plant contains many saponins and tannins, the tea made from blossoms and leaves is well suitable for the treatment of wounds
and ulcers. Because of this high publicity, many different common names for this wildflower developed regionally.
Today, the common kidneyvetch is, however, only used as a homeopathic remedy and as an ingredient of blood-purifying herbal teas anymore.

But kidneyvetch can do so much more. It's an excellent pioneer plant on barren, calcareous soils. It's often found on dry grasslands, at waysides, embankments, and old quarries. As a deep rooter, the plant forms a long taproot that provides good airing and permeability in the soil. Furthermore, it belongs to the plants that settle rhizobia on their roots and can, therewith, bind nitrogen from the air. As it reacts sensitively to fertilizer, it, by now, belongs to the endangered plants that get rarer.

The blossoms are rich in nectar and, because of their shape, offer a good feeding site especially to bumblebees and butterflies. Altogether, the whole plant is a popular foodplant with many pets.

The common kidneyvetch has also a certain reputation as a magic plant. Therefore, the blossoms are laid into the baby cot to protect the child from sorcery and imprecations.

Anthyllis vulneraria seeds, content: 300 Common Kidneyvetch seeds

Picture source: H. Zell [ CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Isidre blanc [ CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
BerndH [ CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Fabaceae
Country of origin:
AfricaEurope
Plant height approx.:
5 – 40 cm
Flowering time:
JuneJulyAugustSeptember
Flower colour:
OrangeRedYellow
Root system :
Deep roots Taproot
Lifecycle :
Perennial
Winter hardiness zone (whz):
6 (–23 bis –18 °c)
Climate:
Moderate
sunlight:
full sun
Water requirements:
Low
Soil type:
AridCalcareousFreshPorousnährstoffarm
Use:
Medicinal plant
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
FebruaryMarchApril
Sowing time outdoors:
FebruaryMarchSeptemberOctober
Sowing depth:
5 cm
Best germination temperature :
15 – 18 °CNeeds cold for germination
Germination time in days:
7 – 28Irregular
Planting distance:
25 cm
Specialties:
Good melliferous food plant for bees, bumble bees & butterfliesNeeds cold for germination
Perennial wildflower shrub. Cold germination: Sowing time outdoors at the beginning of spring or in autumn. Alternatively, artificial stratification is possible. Mix the seeds with moist sand in a plastic bag. The bag must be kept warm and moist (approx. +20°C) for the first 2-4 weeks and then placed in the refrigerator where it should remain at a temperature of +5°C for 5-6 weeks. Then remove the plastic bag and observe regularly at room temperature whether the seeds germinate. Then prick the seedlings into pots and plant them out after the last frosts in mid-May. Loves barren, sunny locations and likes to sow itself.
Other names
Botanical name:
anthyllis vulneraria
German names:
apothekerkleebartkleebärenkleebärenpratzenechter wundkleefrauenkapperlfrauenschuhligelber kleegemeoner wundkleegewöhnlicher wundkleegoldkopfhasenkleekatzenbratzerlkatzenkleekatzentapenmuttergottes–schühleinrussischer kleeschafszähnschöpflisommerkleetannenkleetraubenkröpferlwollklee
English names:
common kidneyvetchwoundwort
French names:
anthyllide vulnéraire
Spanish names:
hierba de la cuchilladapie de gallo encarnadopitiflor blancauña de gatovulneraria
Italian names:
antillide vulnerariavulneraria
Details
Item number
ANT02-BIO
Brand
Group:
Seeds
seed multiplication:
BioConventional
Seed quantity:
300 Pcs.

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