VICIA cracca

Tufted Vetch



Height: 1-4' (30-120 cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Blue

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Rosidae (Rose Superorder)
Order: Fabales (Bean Order)
Family: Papilionaceae (Pea Family)
Genus: Vicia (vetch)
Species: cracca
Vicia 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:


(146 days)

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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