Vicia sativa subsp. segetalis
A robust annual of grassy places, including field-borders, roadsides and waste ground. Lowland.
Subsp. segetalis has long been grown as a fodder crop, but it is rarely cultivated now. It has not been systematically recorded, and the map is certainly incomplete; for example, all Dorset records have been ascribed to subsp. nigra. Nevertheless, it has become the most frequent of the V. sativa subspecies in our area.
Wider distribution uncertain.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.