A perennial herbaceous plant, a species of the genus Peas (Vicia) of the family Beans (Fabaceae). Plant of a broad ecology, grows on grasslands, slopes, shrubbery, on forest edges, less in light forests. It is found in the fields and by the roadside.
Vicia cracca are plants up to 120 cm tall, naked, or with gray hairs pressed. Stems are weak, clingy, ribbed, usually branchy. Very polymorphic species. It varies the degree of pollination of all parts of the plant, the size and shape of the leaflets, and the color of the crown.
How to get rid of:
Control common vetch with a post-emergent two-, three-, and four-way broadleaf herbicide. Herbicides containing triclopyr and clopyralid, as well as fluroxypyr products are efficient herbicide controls.