Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Hairy Tare
Vicia hirsuta
of the Pea family
an annual
30 -80 cm high
blooms May-August
likes edge of woods, grassy places, fields, hedgerows
can be seen at the lakeside path opposite
the Pavilion

Tare is mentioned in the Bible in the parable of the sower of the seeds as the plant which prevented the growing of the good seed. Through the ages it has been a problem weed for farmers as it easily becomes entangled with cereal crops