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|Species: Vicia cracca|
The flowers of cow vetch are 0.5", purple, numerous, and clustered on one side of the stem.
The leaves are compound with 8 to 12 pairs of rounded leaflets on downy stems. The plants are vine-like with tendrils and grow to 3’ in height.
Habitat & Range
Cow vetch grows in fields and on trail sides. It is native to Europe and invasive in North America and Asia.
The flowers of this species bloom from May to August.
Cow vetch is an herbaceous perennial.
Featured image by James Dake.