Help identifying an unusual climber!?!


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Hello all,

I just wanted to see if anyone could help me identify a plant in my garden.

I live in Norfolk and in August 2020 I took away some turf that had been there for approximately 6 years. I got a wildflower seed mix and sowed these in September 2020. The wildflower seed mix contained the following;

  1. Bedstraw, Lady's
  2. Black Medick
  3. Burnet, Salad
  4. Buttercup, Meadow
  5. Campion, Red
  6. Campion, White
  7. Carrot, Wild
  8. Catchfly, Night-Flowering
  9. Chamomile, Corn
  10. Clary, Wild
  11. Corn Cockle
  12. Cornflower
  13. Cowslip
  14. Daisey, Ox-eye
  15. Forget-me-not, Field
  16. Foxglove, Wild
  17. Goatsbeard
  18. Knapweed, Common
  19. Knapweed, Greater
  20. Marigold, Corn
  21. Musk Mallow
  22. Poppy, Common
  23. Self-heal
  24. Sorrel, Common
  25. St John's-wort, Common
  26. Yarrow
  27. Yellow Rattle

Everything is now growing nicely. It's mainly Ox-eye Daisey at the moment with Cornflower and Corn Cockle starting to come out. However, I have noticed an unusual climber that has wrapped itself around some of the plants (see pictures). There's only two in a patch of wildflowers that it approximately 40ft by 5ft. So, I don't think it's one of the plants that was in the wildflower seed mix that I brought. I've also noticed that it has extremely small white flowers on it.

I would be grateful for any idea as to what it is?

Regards,

Matt
 

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Welcome to the forum Matt :)

Good mix there (y) Doing a wildflower meadow here but up against drought, partridges and rabbits so not much came up.

Your pic looks like one of the vetches :)
 

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Ta @Mrsclem :) Can't find my book at the moment :eek:
 

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Same thought as Zigs. Alternate leaves and the tendrils. Problem, the flower. Vetch flowers are pea shape.

Think the flower is a feverfew in the background Mike, looks like a peaflower against Matt's finger :)
 
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Hi, thanks everyone. Having googled 'vetches' it's clearly one of those. My main concern was 'is it going to be an issue with my wildflowers and should I start pulling it up' but it doesn't appear to be the case. It's just another piece of variety as far as I'm concerned ;)
 
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Welcome to the forum Matt :)

Good mix there (y) Doing a wildflower meadow here but up against drought, partridges and rabbits so not much came up.

Your pic looks like one of the vetches :)

Hi, thanks for the ID.

Fortunately, there is a lot of variety in the wildflower bed. It's just a case that everything appears to be quite late and the main flowers we have at the minute are Forget-me-nots (first to flower), Ox-eye Daisey, Corn flower, our first Corn Cockle very recently, yellow rattle, and buttercup.

I don't know about you but there's been a distinct lack of bees this year. Usually we trip over them but they've been really difficult to spot. That said, I have, just in the last week, started to see a slight increase (and in my wildflower bed which makes it all worth it).

All the best,

Matt
 

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