Fabaceae
Vicia villosa

Woolly Vetch

Stems sprawling or climbing to 3 ft. Leaves ending in tendrils, pinnately divided, 12–18 leaflets, narrowly oblong, rounded on tip. Inflorescence shorter than leaves, with 9 or more violet, purple, lavender, or white flowers in crowded, often 1-sided spike. Seedpods widely oblong, 1/2–1 1/2 in. long, hairless. Formerly planted as a cover crop, also found along roads, usually in urban areas, at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual, Biennial, Perennial
  • Height: vine 1--3 feet
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow, Coastal, Disturbed
  • Found In: West Gorge, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: No