Common name: Hairy tare. (Vicia hirsuta) Peasair arbhair.
This population originates from Co Down. Irish Grid reference: J593448.
Scrambling annual to 80cms. Tiny flowers, white/pale mauve, seed pods with two seeds.
Mice love the seeds.
Rough ground and grassy places.
Sow early spring into a seed tray, prick out when large enough to handle and plant out when big enough. Or sow direct into a clean, weed free seed bed outside.
Sharing its genus with only one other; Wood vetch. Not supposed to be good for anything much. So ineffective, it was said to be left in crops until after harvest so as not to disturb the good seeds, presumably easily cleared out afterwards. But we believe everything has a place and a use, even if it’s not obvious to homo sapiens.
Avg contents: 30 seeds.