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YELLOW VETCHLING Lathyrus aphaca (Fabaceae) Height to 80cm. Hairless, scrambling annual with angled stems and a waxy, grey-green appearance. Restricted to chalk grassland. FLOWERS are 12mm long and yellow; solitary and borne on long stalks (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are curved, brown pods. LEAVES are reduced to tendrils but note the leaf-like stipules. STATUS-Locally common in S England only.