Derivation of the botanical name:
Vicia, vetch; the classical Latin name for these herbs, perhaps related to vincire to bind.
hybrida, mongrel, hybrid.
vetch, late 14c., from Old North French, veche, variant of Old French vece, from Latin vicia.
The Hebrew name: בקיה, bakia, Post Biblical Hebrew: vetch; Greek: bikion, from Arabic: بيقية (bikia) or باقية (bakya).
The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
Height: 20-60 cm. Plant hairy or glabrescent.
Leaves with 5-10 pairs of leaflets emarginate nearly cut at tip, with a terminal branched tendril.
Flowers yellow, up to 2 cm long, standard hairy on its outer side, always solitary and axillary, peduncle very short.
Fruit : pod with hairs without basal tubercles, 25-30 x 8-9 mm.
Biological type: annual.
This plant might be poisonous
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.