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.
The inflorescence does not protrude or protrudes slightly from the bract at flowering time (1-1.5x as long). Leaves with 6-15 (-20) pairs of leaflets, densely hairy on top, as well as the stem . Flowers 8-12 mm long. Plate of the flag about as long as the nail. Calyx teeth linear-lanceolate.Habitat and distribution inside Switzerland (Flora Helvetica 2018)
Dry slopes, pine forests, in warm locations / kollin-montan
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.