Yellow Vetchling - coastal grassland, Cogden, Dorset
Flowers and attached tendril
Flower and long, pointed sepals
Stipules, tendrils, forming seed pod
Green pods with attached sepals
June to August
It is found mainly in the South and parts of the near Southwest
and East Anglia.
For a map see the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
It grows in dry, grassy places - usually near the coast.
Yellow Vetchling is a native, annual, nitrogen-fixing, scrambling,
hairless and greyish herb, growing up to 1m.
The flowers are yellow, up to 13mm, solitary and on long stalks.
The calyx teeth are thin and pointed and are almost as long as
The true leaves are absent - they have become simple tendrils,
and there are no leaflets.
The stipules have become leaf-like.
They are greyish, up to 3cm, and are shaped like an oval-arrow.
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