Wood Bitter-vetch

Vicia orobus

Common Name:
Wood Bitter-vetch
Scientific Name:
Vicia orobus
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family (Vernacular):
vetch and pea family
Family (Scientific):
Fabaceae
Longevity:
Perennial
Status1:
Native
Soil Moisture:
Damp-Wet
Star Rating:
Flowering:
Jun - Sep
Height:
15 - 40cm

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Species Description

Wood Bitter-vetch is a native perennial herb growing 15-40 cm in height and flowers from June to August. The species has very low powers of dispersal and its distribution is highly fragmented and localised. Wales is a global stronghold of the world population of this species though overgrazing and undergrazing has lead to declines. Direct action is required at many sites to safeguard isolated populations.