Tufted Vetch - Vicia cracca

    Description

    Clambering plant to 2 metres though often less. Leaflets 6 to 15 linear to oblong. Flowers bluish violet, 10 to 12 mm in a one sided, long stalked raceme.

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    Habitat

    Rough grassy places, roadside verges, etc.

    When to see it

    June to August, sometimes later.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Common throughout most of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 474 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map