Anthyllis montanasyn.Vulneraria montana Scopoli (mountain kidney vetch) is a
flowering plantnative to the mountains of Southern Europe and parts of the Alps. Growing to 30 cm (12 in) tall by 60 cm (24 in) broad, it is a clump-forming, woody-based
perennial. The leaves are divided into numerous fern-like leaflets, and the white, pink or purple clover-like flower-heads are borne in Spring and Summer. The Latin
specific epithetmontana refers to mountains or coming from mountains.
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