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Hairy Vetch  Geotagged,Hairy vetch,Israel,Vicia villosa,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. I grow this one as a cover crop in my garden. Attracts many bees and butterflies. Posted 11 months ago
    1. Nice garden! Is it big? Posted 11 months ago
      1. I've actually got 4 vegetable gardens. The largest is about 100 feet by 50 feet, the others around 50 by 70 each. Posted 11 months ago
        1. Lovely! Bit jealous, no space in this country :) Posted 11 months ago
          1. I grow a lot of my own food and used to sell some, too. I also like to keep large populations of some species to ensure genetic diversity, especially with corn and squash. Posted 11 months ago
            1. I will keep this in mind when the apocalypse breaks out. Seriously, fantastic passion/hobby to have. Posted 11 months ago
    2. Cool! I just found it in a green patch between buildings :-) Posted 11 months ago
      1. That's interesting. This vetch sometimes grows wild in patches along roads here. Posted 11 months ago

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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 Yael Orgad
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By Yael Orgad

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Uploaded Mar 14, 2019. Captured Mar 11, 2019 14:57 in Atir Yeda St 10, Kefar Sava, Israel.
  • COOLPIX B700
  • f/6.5
  • 10/4000s
  • ISO100
  • 258mm