Lathyrus hirsutus   Hairy Vetchling I

Lathyrus hirsutus flower Lathyrus hirsutus flower

Looking much more spectacular in close-up than it does in the field this introduction from Europe is so-called because of the hairy fruits.

It was known from various places in England but has been reduced to just a few mostly round the south east of the country. There are no recent records from Ireland, Wales or Scotland.

Ham River Lands, London 7th July 2007

Added on 24th July 2007, updated 23rd March 2010, updated 15th Nov 2014