Vicia orobus. Wood bitter-vetch.

Life-form & Growth Form:

Hemicryptophyte. Herbaceous perennial. Little/no vegetative spread. 

Spore producing period: 

May to June.


Grassy, slightly base rich banks, edges of fields, stones, boulders, bushes, roads, tracks, coast. Scrubby heath. Woodland margins in partially drowned drumlins. Limestone heaths.  


Fragmented populations. Trampling from livestock. Site maintenance.

Static distribution map:
Vicia orobus
Vicia orobus
For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage