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Cornish Red Data (2009)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.

Vicia orobus - Wood Bitter-vetch

Range & Status

Native. Suboceanic Temperate plant. Found in western Britain, particularly in Wales and southern and western Scotland, and very localised in mid-west Ireland.

Regional Distribution

Rare and restricted to Greena Moor in north-east Cornwall (SX29). It may still occur at

Treneglos (SX28) in the same area.

Habitat & Ecology

It grows under Bracken Pteridium aquilinum on the edge of Culm Measures grassland.




Greena Moor is a Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve.


I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.

The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.