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May 30, 2020 3:52 AM CST

Any help in identifying these flowers would be greatly appreciated.

Both were growing in fields in Hampshire and I took the photos yesterday.

Thank you.

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May 30, 2020 8:53 PM CST
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The second flower look like culvers root( Veronicastrum)

The first flowers look familiar but have to think on it (old brain ) *Blush*
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May 30, 2020 9:19 PM CST
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In the first photo the leaves look like a form of vetch but the flower look different than any I am familiar with Shrug!

Flowers look to be of the pea family like lupine but the leaves are wrong Shrug!

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Jun 1, 2020 1:40 PM CST

Thank you for your reply.

Someone has suggested to me that the vetch-like plant could be Hungarian Vetch (which I have never heard of), though looking at pictures of this, I'm unconvinced. The leaves were definitely vetch like, but as you say, the flowers were more lupin-like, though they were definitely not any sort of lupins. They were pea-like, but in upright 'spires'.

As for the other one, I can certainly see the similarity with the plant you mention. Someone else suggested Sweet Mignonette, which is similar to the one you suggested.
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Jun 1, 2020 3:06 PM CST
Name: Cinda
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Hungarian vetch is rather like what I call purple vetch (V.americana)or harry vetch -(V . villosa).


Vicia pannonica the Latin name for Hungarian vetch -used here as a forage crop inter planted with some other stuff

the problem with the photo is it shows a flower spike with flowers encircling the stalk , all the vetches I am familiar the flowers are on one side

The flowers form is like red clover ? but not quite Shrug!

There are tons of vetches maybe one I am not familiar with Shrug!
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....as fort the other flower sweet mignonette , If that is Reseda odorata , I have grown that flower and it is not the second photo
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Jan 2, 2021 3:46 PM CST
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The pink may be sainfoin. It's grown as a forage crop.
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Mar 19, 2021 12:42 PM CST

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