Wood Vetch at Ackworth School

Whilst members of the Ackworth School Natural History Society were looking at spring flowers in the grounds of the school, we came across this attractive vetch and we identified it as wood vetch (Vicia sylvatica). It is a two-star plant in the old Collins guide and it is described as localised or thinly scattered in the U.K. The tendrils on the leaves confirm that it is not wood bitter-vetch. It would be interesting to know if any other members have recorded this plant.

wood vetch

wood vetch