Height: 1-4' (30-120 cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Blue ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Rosidae (Rose Superorder) Order: Fabales (Bean Order) Family: Papilionaceae (Pea Family) Genus: Vicia (vetch) Species: cracca ____________________________________
Vicia cracca is a delicate miniature Sweet Pea, found clambering through other plants in hedges and on grassy banks to a height of several feet. It has long, narrow pointed leaflets on a thin stem, ending in a delicate tendril, with dense clusters of small pea flowers in bright blue held on a long stalk. The flowers are all on one side of the stem.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Seed Pod The seedpod is a short pea pod.
Seed The seeds are small brown peas. There are few seeds in a seed pod.
Seedling The seedling has long, narrow, pinnate leaves.
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