The Dirty Gardener Common Vetch Seed, 5 Pounds
Vicia sativa, known as the common vetch, tare or simply "the vetch", is a nitrogen fixing leguminous plant. Although considered a weed when found growing in a cultivated grain field, this hardy plant is often grown as green manure or livestock fodder "vicia heterophylla" redirects here, based on the plant described by carl Presl. The plant thus named by v.n. Voroshilov is vicia japonica as described by as a gray. Common vetch vicia sativa flowers and leaves scientific classification kingdom: plantae (unranked): angiosperms (unranked): eudicots (unranked): rosids order: fabales. family: fabaceae subfamily: faboideae tribe: vicieae genus: vicia species: v. Sativa binomial name vicia satival. Synonyms vicia angustifolia l. vicia angustifolia reichardvicia cordata hoppevicia cuneata gren. & godr. vicia cuneata guss. vicia heterophylla c. preslvicia segetalis thuill.
- Blooming common vetch is as cute as it is functional
- Produces sweet little pink blooms atop fern-like foliage
- Helps loosen soil and boost its nitrogen levels
- Popular feed crop for cattle, horses and rabbits
- Grows well in most soil types in zones 1-11