Hippocrepis comosa

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Hippocrepis comosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Hippocrepis
Species: H. comosa
Binomial name
Hippocrepis comosa

Horseshoe vetch, Hippocrepis comosa is a flowering plant.[1] It is the sole food of the Chalkhill Blue butterfly, Polyommatus coridon.[2]


  1. ^ Hippocrepis comosa
  2. ^ Elizabeth Kolbert. Field Notes from a Catastrophe