Latin Name – Vicia sativa (L.), other species
Family – Fabaceae
Life Cycle– Annual or Short-Lived Perennial
Type – Broadleaf weed
Vetch is an annual herb with a decumbent and/or climbing growth habit. Leaves are alternately arranged in a pinnately compound fashion with 3 to 9 pairs of leaflets. The main stem often terminates in a tendril for climbing. Flowers in leaf axils can be pale lavendar, blue, white, purple, or bi-colored.