Vicia hirsuta (L.) Gray

  • 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 hirsuta (L.) Gray

  • Description

    Species Description - Slender annual, climbing or decumbent, 3–6 dm; lfls usually 6–8 pairs, seldom fewer, linear to narrowly elliptic, 5–15 mm; peduncles 1–3 cm, with 3–8 whitish fls 3–4 mm; cal-lobes subulate, subequal, 1–1.5 mm, about equaling the tube; style not hairy, only the capitate stigma papillate; fr flattened, hirsute, 6–10 mm, normally 2-seeded; 2n=14. Native of Europe, intr. in fields, roadsides, and waste places throughout most of the U.S. and s. Can. May–Aug.

  • Common Names

    tiny vetch