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Wooly Vetch This is an introduced species - it has been used as a cover crop on farms, which may be how it came to be in this place, which before it's restoration as an estuary was diked and converted to a dairy farm (and part of it is still diked and harvested for hay). Geotagged,Hairy vetch,Spring,United States,Vicia villosa Click/tap to enlarge

Wooly Vetch

This is an introduced species - it has been used as a cover crop on farms, which may be how it came to be in this place, which before it's restoration as an estuary was diked and converted to a dairy farm (and part of it is still diked and harvested for hay).

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''Vicia villosa'', known as the hairy vetch, fodder vetch or winter vetch, is a plant native to Europe and western Asia. It is a legume, grown as a forage crop. Hairy vetch is very similar to tufted vetch, the most noticeable difference being that tufted vetch has a smooth stem.

Similar species: Beans
Species identified by morpheme
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Uploaded May 30, 2015. Captured May 28, 2015 14:19 in Nisqually Estuary Taril, DuPont, WA 98327, USA.
  • X-E1
  • f/1.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO400
  • 50mm