Bitter vetch

Sometimes it pays to watch where you´re going. Almost stepped on this little beauty. After some investigation I found out it is called Bitter Vetch or Heath Pea (Lathyrus linifolius). In Swedish Gökärt. It is eatable but it suppresses your appetite. In medieval Scotland it was used to still hunger in time of food shortage. A slim slimming flower! Ha de Gött!


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  1. Wow. Lovely pic. Spot on info. Great post!

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  2. I need to search for this plant here! Something natural for appetite suppressant!!!

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  3. Very interesting! We have a relative of the Bitter Vetch here called Hairy Vetch. I don’t think you are supposed to eat it. I think I need to go out and do a little more research.

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  4. I love ‘slim slimming flower’ : I could do with a weekly diet of vetch in my food; to my non-existent wife: ‘fetch the vetch, please darling’ 🙂

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