Paintings & Drawings In Water Colours
The Purple Milk Vetch, Astragalus danicus.
Here is a water colour of the Purple Milk Vetch, Astragalus danicus, which is a
very distinctive wild flower distributed throughout Britain. This flower is almost
confined to the eastern side of the country, from the river Thames, northwards.
It's found in abundance in East Anglia, Northamptonshire, the Yorkshire Wolds,
Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and the magnesium limestone of Yorkshire. It also
occurs on the Cotswolds and the Wiltshire chalk. It can also be found from the
Tees northwards to the Dornoch Firth, & in western Ireland there is an isolated
locality in the Arran Islands. It is a perennial, which flowers from May to July.
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