Vicia cracca L.

Cow or Bird vetch

Names and Myths

Vicia  The classical Latin name stemming from vencire  to tie or bind referring to the plants tendrils

Cracca Latin name applied by Rivinius to this plant, The Italian name being Cracca.

Natural history / Folklore

Naturalized from Europe. Perennial climbing by tendrils.37


Long stalked one sided spikes, leaves with 8 to 12 leaflets and terminating in a tendril.

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