Irish wildflowers

Meadow Vetchling
Lathyrus pratensis
Peasairín buí
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering time: May-August. Perennial. Native.

Yellow flowers, 4-10 in each raceme. Black seed-pods, flattened.
Pair of bluish-green leaflets, linear-lanceolate, acute. Branched or unbranched tendrils. Slightly downy. Climbing or straggling stems, not winged. To 120cm.

Abundant. Rough grassland, ditches, roadsides, hedges.

Similar: Yellow Vetchling, L. aphaca. Triangular stipules instead of leaflets. Solitary flowers. Pre 1970 records NE Ireland.
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