Content tagged with "vetch"

Crown Vetch

Photo of crown vetch showing flowers and leaves.
Crown vetch prefers open, sunny areas. It occurs along roadsides and other rights-of-way, in open fields, and on gravel bars along streams. It is found most easily when it is blooming, when its profuse pinkish blossoms are conspicuous. More

Crown Vetch

Use this publication to learn how to identify and control Crown vetch. More

Crown Vetch

Photo of crown vetch, closeup of a flower cluster.
Securigera varia (formerly Coronilla varia)
When you drive through Missouri in the summer, you’re almost guaranteed to see the pink flower clusters of crown vetch, whose masses of green foliage coat the right-of-ways along highways. This weedy plant stabilizes the dirt after road construction but degrades our natural ecosystems. More

Crown Vetch

Photo of crown vetch plants with flowers
When you drive through Missouri in the summer, you’re almost guaranteed to see the pink flower clusters of crown vetch, whose masses of green foliage coat the right-of-ways along highways. This weedy plant stabilizes the dirt after road construction but degrades our natural ecosystems. More

Crown Vetch (Flowers)

Photo of crown vetch, closeup of a flower cluster.
Crown vetch blooms May through August. Its flowers are pinkish to white and are in crown-shaped clusters. Each individual flower is shaped like a typical pea flower. More

Ground Plum (Milk Vetch; Buffalo Pea)

Astragalus crassicarpus (formerly A. mexicanus)
Ground plum is a legume that bears plumlike, edible fruits. Its short, spikelike clusters of pea flowers can be white, cream, yellow, pink, or violet. More

Hairy Vetch (Woolly Vetch; Winter Vetch)

Photo of a tangled patch of hairy vetch plants
Hairy vetch is common on disturbed ground. A native of Europe, it has been much planted along highways by the Missouri Department of Transportation to prevent erosion after road construction projects. More

Hairy Vetch (Woolly Vetch; Winter Vetch)

Photo of hairy vetch flower clusters and leaves
Branching, spreading, and tangling, hairy vetch forms dense colonies along highways and other disturbed sites. This softly hairy ground-covering plant has one-sided clusters of purple pea flowers. More

Hairy Vetch (Woolly Vetch; Winter Vetch)

Photo of hairy vetch flower clusters and leaves
Vicia villosa
Branching, spreading, and tangling, hairy vetch forms dense colonies along highways and other disturbed sites. This softly hairy ground-covering plant has one-sided clusters of purple pea flowers. More