Vicia cracca

Common Name: 
bird vetch
Scientific Name: 
Vicia cracca L.
Family Name: 
Fabaceae (Leguminosae) - Pea or Bean Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced perennial
sprawling on ground or climbing, tendrils, thin, weak, fine pubescent
Growth Cycle of Bird Vetch
Growth Cycle of Bird Vetch
alternate, branched tendrils at tip, pinnate, 8-12 leaflet pairs; leaflets, opposite, linear or narrowly oblong, fine pubescent
violet-blue, numerous; clustered on one sided of stalk, axillary
Seed Pods
flat, pea-like pod