Weed plant in grain crops. It is important as a fodder plant, accumulating a high content of crude protein in green mass - up to 26%.
An annual plant 20-80 cm high. The stems are pubescent, ascending, strongly branched, thin, ribbed. Stipules are small, 2-3 mm long, on the lower leaves - semi-sagittate, on the upper leaves - linear, entire. The axis of the upper leaves ends with a branched tendril, the lower leaves with a tip. The lower leaves consist of 2-3 pairs of narrow-linear leaves, the middle and upper ones - of 3-8 pairs.
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.