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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 8 months ago
    1. Nice garden! Is it big? Posted 8 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 8 months ago
        1. Lovely! Bit jealous, no space in this country :) Posted 8 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 8 months ago
            1. I will keep this in mind when the apocalypse breaks out. Seriously, fantastic passion/hobby to have. Posted 8 months ago
    2. Cool! I just found it in a green patch between buildings :-) Posted 8 months ago
      1. That's interesting. This vetch sometimes grows wild in patches along roads here. Posted 8 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