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Common Vetch - introduced (*Vicia sativa)

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Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).

Native of Europe, Asia and Africa.

Occurrence: A scattered weed. It is often a weed in disturbed areas.


There are several other vetches that are widespread weeds. They are generally more slender, with smaller, and narrower leaves, and small, paler flowers. Slender-leaved vetches.

Photo 1: Common Vetch. Urquhart St, Castlemaine.
2, 3, 4: Common Vetch. Parker St, Castlemaine. The leaves have an even number of leaflets, and there is a terminal tendril.