Common Vetch

Latin Name:

Vicia sativa

Manx Name:

pishyr chabbil

Season:

May - September

Locations where this species is found:
River Neb, Fleshwick, Port St Mary, Maughold

One of the island's vetch species, this plant can be identified by its bright pink flowers.

This plant has been cultivated as animal feed, but was also eaten by humans in neolithic times.

Its Manx name is "pishyr chabbil", which means "horse vetch".
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