|Horseshoe Vetch||Pea family|
|Hippocrepis comosa||Leguminosae (Fabaceae)|
Horseshoe vetch is an uncommon flower, found on chalky soils, where it is the Larval Food Plant for the Chalkhill Blue butterfly. It has a similar flower to Bird's-foot trefoil, but has a pinnately lobed leaf (instead of a trefoil leaf), and the wavy bird's-foot-like seed pods break up into horseshoe-shaped segments.
|Leaves (pinnately lobed)|| ||Seeds, with horseshoe-shaped segments|