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Vicia Crocca (Legume Family)
Vine- 3 feet. Flowers- 1/2 inch Pink, lavender to blue-violet, tubular; crowded on long 1- sided spikes. Leaves pinnately compound, with 8-12 pairs of leaflets on leafstocks topped with paired tendrils
Fields and roadsides blooms June- August. The seeds are tiny pods that when dried will pop open releasing some seeds.
I collect seeds from these flowers. They are climbers so I put a branch into the ground next to it so they can wrap their tendrils around it and not hurt or overcrowd anything else growing nearby.
Spotted on Jul 10, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012