Anthyllis vulneraria . maura

Anthyllis vulneraria . maura

Anthyllis vulneraria . Maura commonly named “Kidney vetch” is a perennial herbaceous of the Fabaceae family. It can be found in dry and stony soils and in coastal cliffs. The whole plant is pubescent with an erect stem and composed leaves widened at their end. The plant produce pink flowers grouped into clusters and a legume fruit. It has been used since antiquity in herbal medicine for its healing, purifying, astringent and vulnerable properties.


Common NameKidney vetch / woundwort
Botanical nameAnthyllis vulneraria . maura
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colour pink / salmon, violet
Height 5 -> 60 cm
HabitatRocky and sandy grounds,
Altitude1500 m
Bloom TimeApril -> June
Plant TypeHerb, Medicinal
Fruit TypeLegume
different tolerancesHardy
Used Parts Leaf, Root, Flower
Plant UsesMedicine, fodder
USDA Zone6 (-23), 7 (-17)
8 (-12), 9 (-7)
Sun ExposureSun
Soil pHAlkaline
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Sandy, Silty
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
Self sows
GerminationFast Germinator
Pests/ Diseasesblue butterfly larvae

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