Common Name: Vetch (Common Vetch, Hairy Tare, Tufted Vetch)
Latin Name:Vicia spp.
Family Name: Fabaceae/Leguminosae (Pea family)
The flowers and leaves of this plant, although high in protein, are fine as a small part of a varied diet. The seeds contain cyanogenic glycoside which is turned into cyanide by the digestive process so avoid the pods. Do not confuse with Milk Vetch (Astragalus spp.).