Vicia orobus. Wood bitter-vetch.

Life-form & Growth Form:

Hemicryptophyte. Herbaceous perennial. Little/no vegetative spread. 

Spore producing period: 

May to June.

Habitats: 

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

Threats:

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