Kidney Vetch

Kidney Vetch - Brian BonnardKidney Vetch - Brian Bonnard

Latin name: Anthyllis vulneraria

This coastal plant is important because of its value for many species of insect.  It has round clusters of small flowers that are mainly yellow, but can also be orange and red. Each flower has its own hairy calyx which gives the flower cluster a woolly appearance. It can be found all around the island from late April until late June, particularly along the east coastal path near Houmet Herbe, at Platte Saline and on the Clonque Road verges.

Status in Alderney: Common

Status Worldwide (IUCN Red List): Least Concern