JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.


Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) INTRODUCED/NONNATIVE:<br />
In a backyard habitat.<br />
 Common vetch,Geotagged,Spring,United States,Vicia sativa Click/tap to enlarge

Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

In a backyard habitat.

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

''Vicia sativa'', known as the common vetch, garden vetch, tare or simply "the vetch", is a nitrogen fixing leguminous plant in the family Fabaceae. Although considered a weed when found growing in a cultivated grainfield, this hardy plant is often grown as green manure or livestock fodder. There is no firm evidence that this is the same as the "tare" in some English translations of the Bible – ryegrass is another candidate.

There are at least four subspecies generally accepted:
.. more

Similar species: Beans
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
View Lisa Kimmerling's profile

By Lisa Kimmerling

All rights reserved
Uploaded Apr 9, 2019. Captured Apr 3, 2019 02:58 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/395s
  • ISO160
  • 100mm