Vicia orobus   Wood Bitter-vetch R DD N

Vicia orobus

This very attractive vetch was found in a few places on this north western coast of Scotland. It has a most peculiar distribution though. There is a good concentration in this North western part of Scotland with a little on the north coast.

The next large population is found in a band across southern Scotland from the east to west coasts. It is found most often in Wales where it is both coastal and an inland plant. In England and Ireland there are only a few outposts.

Coast near Achmelvic, Assynt, Scotland 18th June 2006

Added on 25th September 2006, updated 22nd February 2012, updated 16th Nov 2014

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