A striking annual member of the pea family
with crimson-pink flowers produced
on long stalks, singly or in pairs,
from May to July. Can be grown
amongst meadow plants such
as Oxeye daisies, Red Clover,
vetch, and also grasses, the narrow
leaves camouflaging the plant
well when not in flower, with the
angled erect stems reaching up to 90cm.
Grass vetchling is a native annual of
open and often disturbed grasslands
particularly chalk and chalky clay soils.
Habitats include grassy banks, roadside
verges, woodland rides and coastal grasslandsL.
nissolia Reaches maturity and produces viable
propagules, or vegetative propagules become
separate individuals, in under a yeaL. nissolia
occurs in crops, hedgerows and bushes, forest
edges, meso-xerophilic meadows, mainly on clay
to siliceous substrate (Biologie Végétale 2010).
Grows sparingly through ungrazed grass and as
weeds on roadside banks; was absent from adjacent
stocked pastures (Healy 1956).
Establishes in highly disturbed natural ecosystems
(e.g. roadsides, wildlife corridors, or areas which
have a greater impact by humans such as tourist areas or campsites) or in overgrazed pastures/poorly growing or patchy crops.r.
This plant might be poisonous
How to get rid of:
The most effective way
sweet pea weeds is with chemical
herbicides. Glyphosate is one of the
chemicals that effectively controls wild
sweet peas, generally with a kill rate of 95
percent or higher. To apply a concentrated
herbicide containing 18 percent glyphosate, dilute at a rate of 3 ounces in each 1 gallon of water. Spray the herbicide on a windless, sunny day when the temperature is above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Glyphosate can kill desirable plants as well as weeds, so take care to spray only on the wild sweet peas. If the herbicide gets on a plant you want to keep, rinse the plant immediately with clean water. Always read and follow label directions, and wear protective clothing and eye protection when using chemical herbicides. Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after use.