Vicia cracca L.
Family: Fabaceae
bird vetch,  more...
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Etymology: Vicia: the classical Latin name for this genus
Plants: climbing or trailing, perennial, up to 3' long forb
Leaves: pinnately-divided into 5-11 pairs of linear leaflets, leaf tips with tendrils
Flowers: blue, 5-parted, 1/2" long, calyx base not swollen; inflorescence a crowded, long-stalked cluster (raceme) with 20-50 stalked flowers; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: pod
Habitat: fields, roadsides, meadows
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
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Richard Bauer  
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Robert Bierman  
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