Yellow-vetch - Vicia lutea
A low prostrate tufted plant, often densely hairy though not always so. Tendrils branched or unbranched. Leaflets 3 to 10 pairs linear to oblong. Flowers pale yellow, even whitish tinged with purple 20 to 35 mm solitary or 2 or 3 together. Seed pod usually hairy.
Annual plant. Calyx-teeth unequal, with the lower ones longer than upper, and longer than the tube.
Records need to be confirmed by the County Recorder, from a specimen or series of photos showing key characteristics
Rough grassy habitats near or along the coast, stabilised shingle, sand dunes, cliff tops etc.
June to September.
Quite rare nationally, most records coming from the south coast of England.
Rare in our area - only one previous record (1980) from Leicestershire and Rutland. Not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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