Vetch, Smaller Common Vetch, Spring Vetch
Scientific Name: Vicia sativa ssp. nigra
Family: Pea/Bean Family (Fabaceae)
Blooms: February through March
Facts: Annual vine supporting itself by attaching to other plants via tendrils, growing in shady, grassy areas in riparian woodland. Not native.
Photo Credit: © 2012 Dick Rawson and © 2023 Chuck Harris