* Flowers violet-blue, small, with many clustered on long-stalked one-sided
* Leaves compound with 8-12
pairs of narrow, oval-shaped, opposite leaflets.
* Stem and leaves velvety-hairy.
* Height: 2-3'.
* Flowers May - August.
* Habitat: Fields and thickets.
* Range: Southern Canada, south to Virginia.
* Introduced from Europe.
* The sweet nectar of cow vetch is enjoyed by bees and
* Vetch is in the bean family; its flowers look similar to pea
and bean flowers, it produces pods, and it behaves like a bean
or pea plant as it grows. When a vetch tendril comes in contact
with another plant, it curls around it for support and continues
to grow upward and outward.