American Vetch

Vicia americana

American Vetch
Note the purple flower of the Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) climbing on the American Vetch. The Common Vetch was introduced from Europe.
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American vetch
American Vetch
The flowers here are upside down

A member of the pea family, the American Vetch looks on first sight like a vine with clover flowers on it, but they look a little different on closer examination, although the clover also belongs to the pea family.

Additional information: see Wikpedia - American Vetch

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