Dyer's greenweed is a shrubby plant of unimproved hay meadows, heaths and open woodland. It is a member of the pea family and has yellow flowers which appear in June to August. The entire plant often lies low to the ground.
How to identify
The stem is a dark green and the flowers a bright yellow similar to vetches or gorse but without the spikes on the stem.
Where to find it
It can be found throughout England and Wales but only a few locations in southern Scotland.
When to find it
How can people help
Dyer’s greenweed is a component of old unimproved hay meadows, fast declining through agricultural improvement, diffuse pollution and fragmentation. By being a member of your local Wildlife Trust you can help us protect our existing nature reserves, purchase new sites and advise landowners on how to sympathetically manage their hay meadows.