<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Grass Vetchling

 

 
Grass Vetchling
 

 

When not in flower, Grass Vetchling has the appearance of grass, and when it is considered that grassland is its preferred habitat, it can be seen why it can be very difficult to spot. Unlike other vetches, there are no leaflets nor tendrils.

In flower it is a crimson peaflower.

Rather scattered in its distribution and although more common in the south, numbers are said to be in decline. In flower in late spring and early summer.

Many thanks to Nick Pounder for pointing out the location of the specimen in the photograph. They were particularly abundant on that site.

 

 

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