Vicia dumetorum can reach a height of Template:Convert. This herbaceous perennial, erect plant is quite rare and variable. Leaves are pinnate, with 3-5 pairs of ovate leaflets, Template:Convert long. It produces stalked clusters with 3-12 bluish-violet flowers. They bloom from May to June.
This species is present in Central, Northern and Eastern Europe and in the Western Asia.
Vicia dumetorum can be found in calcareous mountainous woodland, in deciduous, open woodlands and in hedgerows at elevation of Template:Convert above sea level. The name of the species comes from the Latin 'dumetum' (bush, hedge, bush) with reference to the habitat.
- Sanna Black-Samuelsson and Stefan Andersson - Relationship between Reaction Norm Variation and RAPD Diversity in Vicia dumetorum International Journal of Plant Sciences Vol. 158, No. 5 (Sep., 1997
- Alien Plants of Belgium