Lathyrus linifolius   Bitter Vetch C DD N

lathyrus linifolius

Wood borders hedgerow and scrub is where Professor Stace finds Lathryus linifolius (Bitter Vetch) but I have also found it on bogs and in this case, growing out of a crack in a rock on the cliff face next to The Devil's Kitchen in Cwm Idwal. In the Hebrides and Northern Scotland the roots of Bitter Vetch were once used as a vegetable and were eaten raw.

Cliffs of Cwm Idwal, 1st June 2002

Added on December 27th 2004, updated 23rd March 2010, updated 19th Nov 2014

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