Vicia lathyroides L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Vicia lathyroides L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Weak annual, 5–25 cm, branched at base; lfls 2–4 pairs, to 1.5 cm; tendrils simple; stipules entire; fls 1 or 2 in the axils, blue or violet, 5–8 mm, subsessile; cal 4–6 mm; fr 1.5–3 cm, 6–12-seeded; 2n=12. Native of the Mediterranean region, locally intr. in our range.

  • Common Names

    spring vetch