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Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


June 25, 2003
8:27 PM

Post #565851

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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Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


June 25, 2003
8:28 PM

Post #565852

The plant

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Baa

June 25, 2003
8:53 PM

Post #565870

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/
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


June 25, 2003
9:58 PM

Post #565921

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

June 25, 2003
10:14 PM

Post #565946

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


Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


June 25, 2003
11:21 PM

Post #566025

I looked at my Finnish flora book, didn't find anything like it. I'll try google again.
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


June 25, 2003
11:27 PM

Post #566031

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.
Baa

June 25, 2003
11:33 PM

Post #566035

Great stuff :) Glad you found it!

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