Vicia tenuifolia

Vicia tenuifolia

Vicia tenuifolia, commonly known as Fodder vetch, is a perennial herb belonging to the Fabaceae family. The plant is pubescent and climber and composed of pinnate and compound leaves divided into 8 to 12 leaflets. The blue-violet flowers are grouped into elongated clusters. The flowers of the bottom open before those of the top. The fruit is a legume with brown seeds.


Common NameFodder vetch
Botanical nameVicia tenuifolia
Life CyclePerennial
Basic ColourBlue – Violet
Height1 -> 2 m
HabitatMeadows, lawns, forest edges
Altitude0-2000 m
Bloom TimeMay -> August
Plant TypeHerb
Fruit TypeLegume
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Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesFodder
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Sun ExposureSun, Part shade
Soil pHAcidic, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Sandy, Silty, Clayey, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
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