Meadow Vetchling is a scrambling plant with small yellow flowers on short stalks. The leaves are small and eliptical - pairs of narrow leaflets have a tendril. The seed pods are black when ripe and 2-4cm long. It is a member of the pea family and is common throughout the British Isles.
It can be found on meadows, verges, scrub and woodland.
Meadow Vetchling is a nectar plant for bumblebees and other insects and is a larval food plant of the Wood White butterfly and Burnet moths.
It is difficult to show the plant as a whole as it grows through grass and other plants, but to give you a very rough idea, click here for a picture of a roadside verge where Agrimony (tall yellow spikes), Betony (purple flowers) and Meadow Vetchling (small yellow splodges!) can be seen. It's very pretty.