Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

I found this growing on our rock. It's some wild plant, pretty small, and flowers especially are very small. They're a bit sweet pea shaped, and the leaves are, well, you can see in the pics.

The flowers are pinkish, not very colourful. I think it's a nice little plant.

Any ideas?

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Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

The plant

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From the leaf arrangement it looks like a Lathyrus species. I'm not sure about Finnish Lathyrus species but it could be L. sylvestris http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/pictures/p08/

Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

No, L. sylvestris looks all different. Hmm.. :/ What if isn't a Lathyrus species at all?

Could be any number of pea flowers.

Try Vicia hirsuta, tenuissima, tetrasperma. Lathyrus palustris is another possibility. Maybe a wildflower book would give some indication


Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

I looked at my Finnish flora book, didn't find anything like it. I'll try google again.

Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

Baa, guess what, it's Vicia tetrasperma :D Have a look http://linnaeus.nrm.se/flora/di/faba/vicia/vicitet.html

Mäkivirvilä in Finnish. What a stupid name x)

Thanks again! Now I know how to call it.

Great stuff :) Glad you found it!

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