West Highland Flora

Wood Vetch


Vicia sylvatica

 

Vicia sylvatica

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Jun 2002 Berwick-on-Tweed

Scarce on sea cliffs and in gorges, favouring alkaline conditions.

Flowers 15-20 mm long

ID: Typically 5-20 flowers in a raceme, leaves have tendrils, flowers whitish with purplish veins.

Other features: Tendrils often branched.  Leaflets 6-12 per side.  Pods black when ripe.

 

Vicia sylvatica

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Jun 2002 Berwick-on-Tweed

  Vicia sylvatica

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Jun 2002 Berwick-on-Tweed

 

Vicia sylvatica

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Jun 2002 Berwick-on-Tweed

 

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