Blue or Tufted Vetch: Cat Peas: Tinegrass. Vicia Cracca.

Pulse Family. June - Aug.

Found in fields, waste land. Newfoundland to New Jersey, westward to Kentucky, Iowa and Minnesota.


Small, violet-blue, closely set on a 1-sided spike. Fruit a small pod.


Tendril-bearing, divided into 18 - 24 narrow leaflets with bristle-like points.

Cow Vetch.

Cow Vetch.

American Vetch

Tare or Pea Vine.

V. americana. Flowers 3-9, slightly larger than those of the preceding. Leaflets 8-14, blunt; distinctly veined. Found in moist places. New York to Virginia and westward.