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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
Date:  6/19/2011
Notes: The king of the invasives in northern states.
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Crown Vetch may be easily confused with:
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.

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