Plant ID forum: Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

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Name: Charlie
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hementia
Dec 4, 2011 9:59 AM CST
Is this a vetch and what kind
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Dec 4, 2011 12:11 PM CST
Could be Lathyrus linifolius

http://www.missouriplants.com/Pinkalt/Lathyrus_latifolius_pa...

Or Vicia sativa which I am leaning to..

http://www.missouriplants.com/Pinkalt/Vicia_sativa_page.html

http://www.agroatlas.ru/en/content/cultural/Vicia_sativa_K/

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:320_Vicia_sativa.jpg
Name: Charlie
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hementia
Dec 5, 2011 10:49 AM CST
Thanks Janet
Vicia s. it is
It was given to me as an vetch to improve my soil
i always thought this vetch was in the pea family as it provides the nitrogen forming nodules as does peas
I learn something new each day
Thanks Charlie
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Dec 5, 2011 10:58 AM CST
It is in the pea family Charlie. Smiling

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabaceae

http://www.missouriplants.com/Pinkalt/Vicia_sativa_page.html
Name: Charlie
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hementia
Dec 5, 2011 11:07 AM CST
Thanks again
I thought so because of the flower and little seed pods
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