Vicia lathyroides L.

Spring vetch

source: Kenraiz (2009), publisher: Wikimedia Commons  (GFDL license)
source: Kenraiz (2009), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Vicia lathyroides L.
The Plant list Vicia lathyroides L.
English name Spring vetch

Crop relationship
Faba bean tertiary genepool
Vetch same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 decreasing (25-50%)
Presence relatively rare
Status Red List: near threatened
Legal protection unlisted

Conservation in the Netherlands

A) In protected areas per province

For subareas the link to the larger area is provided.

a = actually present, p = possible
(see: About CWRnl / Methodology)


  • Drentsche A-Balloerveld (SBB [p])


  • A50-Wegbeplantingen (SBB [p])
  • Horsterwold (SBB [p])
  • Spijk-Bremerberg (SBB [a])
  • Vreugderijkerwaard (NM [a])


  • Ameland (SBB [p])
  • Griend (NM [p])
  • Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog (NM [a], SBB [a])
  • Terschelling (SBB [a])
  • Vlieland (SBB [a])


  • Balgoijse Meer (SBB [p])
  • Coehoorn (SBB [p])
  • Gorssel (SBB [p])
  • Meinerswijk-Lingezegen (SBB [p])
  • Ooijpolder en Millingerwaard (SBB [a])


  • Lauwersmeer (SBB [a])
  • Rottum (SBB [p])


  • Bergerbos (SBB [p])
  • Bergjes (SBB [p])
  • Heuloerbroek (SBB [p])
  • Maasoevers Limburg (SBB [a])
  • Sint-Pietersberg (NM [a])
  • Zelderse Driessen (SBB [a])


  • Brabantse Wal (SBB [p])
  • Gewande (SBB [p])
  • Langenboomse Bossen (NM [p])
  • Leudal (SBB [p])
  • Maashorst (SBB [p])
  • Middelsteegse Weiden (SBB [p])
  • Mill en Langenboom (SBB [p])
  • Moerdijk (SBB [p])
  • Oeffelter Meent (SBB [a])
  • Ossendrecht (SBB [p])
  • Zonzeel (SBB [p])


  • Corversbos (NM [p])
  • Duinen van Texel (SBB [a])
  • Elswout (SBB [p])
  • Gaasp en Diem (SBB [p])
  • Gooilust (NM [p])
  • Harger- en Pettemerpolder (NM [p])
  • Houtrakbos (SBB [p])
  • Kooibosch Luttickduin (SBB [a])
  • Lage Land van Texel (NM [p])
  • Lunetten (SBB [p])
  • Middenduin (SBB [p])
  • Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland (NM [a])
  • Oude en Nieuwe Land van Texel (SBB [p])
  • Pettemerduinen (SBB [a])
  • Schoorlse Duinen (SBB [a])
  • Slingerduin (SBB [p])
  • Zwanenwater (NM [a])


  • Heerenbroek (SBB [p])
  • Oeverlanden langs de Vecht (SBB [p])
  • Zalk-Wilsum (SBB [p])


  • Eem- en Gooimeersche Kust (SBB [p])
  • Groeneveld (SBB [p])


  • Grevelingen (SBB [a])
  • Kop van Schouwen (SBB [p])
  • Neeltje Jans (NM [p])
  • Noord-Beveland (SBB [p])
  • Slot Haamstede (NM [a])
  • Veerse Meer (SBB [p])
  • Voornes Duin (NM [a])
  • Walcheren (SBB [a])
  • West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen (SBB [p])
  • Zuidkust van Schouwen (NM [p])


  • Coepelduinen (SBB [a])
  • Duinen van Goeree (NM [a])
  • Klein Zwitserland (SBB [p])
  • Noordwijk (SBB [a])
  • Volgerland (NM [p])
  • Wassenaar (SBB [a])
  • Westduinpark (SBB [a])

B) In genebank

  • CGN: no material

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence
  • green: management type maps with areas that qualify for financial support (largely representing the Dutch network of protected areas). Protected water areas are not shown (IJsselmeer, Markermeer and all Frisian lakes, Randmeren & Vechtplassen).

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe W- and Central-Europe and Mediterranean region
Asia Mediterranean region
Africa Mediterranean region and Atlas Mountains
North-America naturalized
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, June 2016
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information