MinneFlora

A visual encyclopedia of northern U.S. wildflowers

Cow Vetch

Vicia cracca

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Native

Flowers purple, small, pea-like.

Cow Vetch is a weedy legume that forms sprawling mats in open fields, meadows, and waste areas. Note the smooth stems and leaves, compared to its hairy cousin Hairy Vetch.

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