Vetch

Vicia villosa

Family Pea or Bean (Fabaceae)
Bloom Late spring, summer
Habitat Sun, meadows
Status Non-Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 2-3′
Flower Tightly packed clusters of miniature pea flowers stung along one side of the flowering spike. Color is lavender to blue-violet. It is bi-colored.
Leaf Leaves are pinnately compound with 10-20 fuzzy leaflets. The central fuzzy leafstalk terminates in a thread-like tendril that may be branched. A pair of stipulates at the base of the leafstalk is hairy and shaped like half an arrowhead.
Notes Stems are fuzzy, upright to reclining and fruit is a flat, elongated pod.

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