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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Vicia sativa - Common Vetch

i> Vicia sativa is the most common and widespread vetch in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It can be found growing in unimproved grassland, in hedges, along road verges and banks, in sand dunes, on coastal maritime grassland, on mine waste and on the moors. Common Vetch has been differentiated into a number of subspecies. However, many of the records shown above have only been recorded to species level.

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.