Meadow Vetchling

  • Irish name: Peasairín buí

  • Scientific name: Lathyrus pratensis

The meadow vetchling, also known as Pis buidhe and meadow pea is a common perennial. It is common and found along roadsides and in fields with wild meadows. It is a straggling plant, that has hairless stems and it bears deep yellow flowers from May to August. The seed pods are similar to pea pods except that they’re narrower and smaller. It was once grown as animal fodder. It is also fixes nitrogen into the soil.