Galega officianalis 'Alba'
A slightly wayward wild flower from Southern Europe that has naturalised in the south east of the UK.
It grows in light woodland, dappled shade and damp pasture adapting to most soil conditions including nutritionally poor and waste ground. Given deep fertile soil it can grow with great vigour, its robust nature and large stature quickly overwhelming small areas although an abundance of nutrition will make it flop horribly. In wild gardens or those neglected areas that you just can't be bothered with it's perfect as it doesn't require much attention to thrive and can be mown to prevent self seeding.
The pinnate foliage is lush and the pure white, pea like flowers bloom for ages.
Not to everyone's taste but extremely useful and attractive when sited with care.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Full sun, light shade