Lathyrus nissolia – Grass Vetchling
Grass vetchling is a tall, erect annual with and angled stem to about 90cm. When in flower this striking plant is easy to identify, as it is the only member of the pea family with long narrow leaves (actually pseudo-leaves) so grass like that, when not in flower, it can be a real challenge to pick it out from the surrounding grass. The crimson-pink flowers are held solitarily or in pairs on long stalks from May to July.
|Type||Seeds per gram||Origin||Ordering|
|Grassland annual||100||Cambridgeshire||Order this species|
Grass vetchling is a native annual of open and often disturbed grasslands particularly chalk and chalky clay soils. Habitats include grassy banks, roadside verges, woodland rides and coastal grasslands
Easy to grow from seed but germination can take some time due to hard coat dormancy. Germination can be speeded up with a light scarification.