Meadow Vetchling - Lathyrus pratensis

Description

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.

Identification difficulty
ID guidance

One pair of leaflets

Habitat

Rough grassland, roadside verges.

When to see it

May to August.

Life History

Perennial.

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.

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Species profile

Common names
Meadow Vetchling
Species group:
Wildflowers
Kingdom:
Plantae
Order:
Fabales
Family:
Fabaceae
Records on NatureSpot:
364
First record:
01/07/1998 (John Mousley)
Last record:
28/10/2023 (Smith, Peter)

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