Crown Vetch (Coronilla varia)
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Other common names: Axseed
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Height: 1 to 2 ft.
Blooms: June to August
Leaf Type: divided
Bloom Size: 0.3 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Irregular blossoms
Location: Ghost Town Trail
Notes: The king of the invasives in northern states.
More photos of this flower
- Red Clover
Clover has a three-part divided leaf, while crown vetch has many more leaflets.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.