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.

Identification difficulty
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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map