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Common Vetch


Common across Dorset in hedgerows, on banks, on grass downlands and in meadows between May and August


 

Common Name Common Vetch
Scientific Name Vicia sativa
Species Group Pea Family Fabaceae
Status
Interest Level
1
Visabile
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Pea family - Leguminosae
Status Occasional
Flower Colour Group Purple
Visible
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for Tall climbing pea-flower amongst grass and shrubs
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Pea Family Fabaceae