Common Tufted Vetch
Also known as
Tufted Vetch, Bird Vetch, Canada Pea, Vetch, Blue Vetch, Boreal Vetch, Cow Vetch
Vicia cracca flowering plant, vogelwikke bloeiende plant(1)bewerkt by Rasbak (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Common Tufted Vetch Overview
Vicia cracca is a vigorous, herbacous perennial species which produces scrambling stems about 1.8m long with deep green pinnate leaves. The flowers are violet to purple about 10cm long in the summer. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. Commonly known by the names Common Tufted Vetch, Tufted Vetch and Bird Vetch, Cow Vetch and Blue Vetch, amongst others. This perennial plant is considered a weed in many lcoations.
How to propagate Common Tufted Vetch
You can propagate from seeds.
Perennial species by division in the autumn.
Special features of Common Tufted Vetch
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Common Tufted Vetch