Grass Vetchling - Lathyrus nissolia


This plant has grass like, pointed leaves and small, crimson flowers, 8 to 18 mm, either single or two together, borne on a long, slender stalk.

Photo ID?

Grassy places, banks and field margins on neutral or mildly acid soils.

When to see it

Flowers May to July.

Life History


UK Status

Local in England and Wales, rare in Scotland.

VC55 Status

Scarce in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 2 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map