Meadow Vetchling - Lathyrus pratensis


Clambering plant to 120 cm with winged stems. Leaves with tendrils, and one pair of leaflets, linear lanceolate to elliptical. Flowers yellow 10 to 16 mm, in long stalked racemes.

Photo ID?

Rough grassland, roadside verges.

When to see it

May to August.

Life History


UK Status

Very common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 584 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map