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Meadow Vetchling

Lathyrus pratensis

Plant Data

Order:
Fabales
Family:
Fabaceae (Pea)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Clusters of 5-12 bright yellow pea-like flowers.
Fruit:
A black pea-like pod, up to 4cm in length. Not hairy and contains between 4 and 8 seeds.
Leaves:
The leaves have large stipules and are stalked. They are compound leaves which appear alternately along the stems. The terminal leaflet is actually a tendril. Individual leaflets are linear and pointed and not toothed.
Maximum Size:
50cm tall.
Aroma:
Flowers have a weak fragrance.
Other Names:
Angle Berries, Common Vetchling, Lady's Fingers, Lady's Slippers, Meadow Pea, Meadow Pea-vine, Yellow Vetchling.
Habitats:
Bogs, farmland, fens, grassland, hedgerows, meadows, scrub, seaside, waterside, woodland.