Plant ID forum: Weedy Vine ID please????

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Jun 19, 2016 4:15 PM CST
The pic shows we have a weed we can't identify. We think it uses runners and has a root system which promotes more and more weeds. When it grows enough there is a cluster of little purple flowers.

The weed gets everywhere and is a real nuisance. Do you know what this plant is? And lastly is there a way to eradicate this weed it's seems indestructible. Click Pics for larger views....

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Name: Elaine
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Jun 19, 2016 4:19 PM CST
If you could please let us know where you are city/country that will help to narrow down the possibilities for this question.

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Jun 19, 2016 4:22 PM CST
We live in New York State (United States), just about at the southern edge of the Adirondack Park, near Lake George. About 50 Miles north of Albany, New York.
Name: Sue
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Jun 19, 2016 6:07 PM CST
It looks like vetch, possibly Vicia villosa:

Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa)
Name: Jay
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Jun 19, 2016 6:34 PM CST
Looks like vetch to me also, but no guess as to species.

Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jun 19, 2016 7:10 PM CST
Yes, a Vetch.

Jun 19, 2016 10:13 PM CST
Does any one have a tip for how to get rid of this stuff?

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