Scientific Name: Vicia cracca Form: Climbing
Common Name:tufted vetch, bird vetchTexture:Fine
Family Name:FabaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Invasive plant, Vine or climber, Weed (horticultural), Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 2 - 3m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Even-pinnate, Lanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), Violet, May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct
Fruit: Legume, Brown, Jul- Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media:
Landscape Uses:
Key ID Features:Aggressive choking weed; leaves compound, pinnate with linear leaflets, tendrils at leaf ends; inflorescence a raceme, florets violet to purple, narrow; fruit a small brown legume.