Hippocrepis comosa

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

Hippocrepis comosa (horseshoe vetch[1]) is a flowering plant.[2] It is the sole food of the Chalkhill Blue butterfly, Polyommatus coridon.[3]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (XLS) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ Hippocrepis comosa
  3. ^ Elizabeth Kolbert. Field Notes from a Catastrophe