Sainfoin - Onobrychis viciifolia


Flowers pink with purple veins 10 to 14 mm in long stalked axillary racemes. Leaves pinnate with 6 to 14 pairs of oblong leaflets.

Photo ID?

Grassland, short turf, bare ground.

When to see it

May to August.

Life History


UK Status

Local in the south of England and in Wales, quite rare elsewhere.

VC55 Status

Rare 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