Bush Vetch - Vicia sepium
Medium to tall, usually hairy, clambering plant. Leaflets, 3 to 9 pairs, oval to oblong, stipules with a dark spot near to the base. Flowers pink/purple, 12 to 15 mm, in clusters of 2 to 6 with a very short stalk. The lower petals are usually a darker shade of pink than the upper flag petals.
Leaflets with blunt tips, and wider towards the base. Calyx teeth unequal, the lower ones longer than the upper, but shorter than the tube
Woodland edges, grassy places, scrub, hedgerows and roadsides.
May to November.
Fairly common in most of Britain except some eastern areas.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 374 of the 617 tetrads.
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