Vetch (Common Vetch, Hairy Tare, Tufted Vetch)

 Feed Sparingly
  • Common Name: Vetch (Common Vetch, Hairy Tare, Tufted Vetch)
  • Latin Name: Vicia spp.
  • Family Name: Fabaceae/Leguminosae

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.). 

 Common Vetch:  Vicia sativa, Hairy Tare: Vicia hirsuta, Tufted Vetch: Vicia cracca

 

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