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GRASS VETCHLING Lathyrus nissolia (Fabaceae) Height to 90cm. Upright, hairless or slightly downy perennial. Easily overlooked when not in flower, in its favoured grassy habitat. FLOWERS are 18mm long and crimson; solitary or paired on long, slender stalks (May-Jul). FRUITS are narrow pods. LEAVES reduced to 1 pair of narrow, extremely grass-like leaflets. STATUS-Locally common in SE England.
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GRASS VETCHLING Lathyrus nissolia (Fabaceae) Height to 90cm. Upright, hairless or slightly downy perennial. Easily overlooked when not in flower, in its favoured grassy habitat. FLOWERS are 18mm long and crimson; solitary or paired on long, slender stalks (May-Jul). FRUITS are narrow pods. LEAVES reduced to 1 pair of narrow, extremely grass-like leaflets. STATUS-Locally common in SE England.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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