Tufted or Cow Vetch
Tufted or Cow Vetch
Vicia cracca
Pea Family - Fabaceae
Many downward facing, " long, tubular, purple to bluish, pea-like crowded flowers are borne on one side of a long stalk. (Photographed - July)
A trailing or climbing vine with compound leaves and a tendril at the tip of each leaf.
Leaflets are narrow, about an 1" long and each has a bristle at the tip.
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