Lentil - Lens culinaris
Lens culinaris is a bushy plant of the legume family, known for its lens-shaped seeds. It is about 40 cm tall, and the seeds grow in pods, usually with two seeds in each. The flowers resemble those of Smooth Tare, they are pale whitish, often with a violet tinge and are borne several to a stem.
Waste places and disturbed soil, often close to habitation.
Flowering June and July.
Infrequent scattered records in Britain.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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