Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Tiny Vetch - Vicia hirsuta   (L.) S.F. Gray
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Author(L.) S.F. Gray
DistributionMostly Coastal Plain and Piedmont; also Alleghany County.

Native of Europe; in N.A. Southern Canada, and the eastern U.S. west to WI and eastern TX; Pacific states.
AbundanceUncommon to infrequent.
HabitatRoadsides, fields, fallow cropfields, abandoned golf course, disturbed ground.
PhenologyFlowering April-June.
IdentificationTiny vetch is well-named, with its light blue, tiny flowers and very small leaflets. V. tetrasperma is very similar, but its petals are 5-8 mm long (vs. 3-4 mm long in this species) and its pod is glabrous (vs. pubescent).
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