General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 20 inches
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Toxicity: Other: Toxic to horses and other non-ruminants because of the presence of nitroglycosides
Propagation: Seeds: Other info
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Official State Beautification and Conservation Plant of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Common names
  • Crown Vetch
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Securigera varia
  • Synonym: Coronilla varia

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