[Vetches: The Genus Vicia East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington]

Fodder Vetch, Hairy Vetch, Winter Vetch, Woolly Vetch

Vicia villosa (var. glabrescens and var. villosa)

Raceme of Vicia villosa

The photo above shows a close-up of the secund (on-sided) raceme and a pinnately compound leaf of winter vetch as seen on Cabbage Hill along the old highway east of Pendleton, OR.......June 25, 2008.

Flower of Vicia villosa

The photo above shows a close-up sideview of the flower of winter vetch as seen on Cabbage Hill along the old highway east of Pendleton, OR.........June 25, 2008. Note the long, slender and hairy calyx lobes and the strongly bulged base of the calyx.

Flowers of Vicia villosa

The photo above shows a close-up frontal view of the flowers of winter vetch as seen on Cabbage Hill along the old highway east of Pendleton, OR.........June 25, 2008.

Seed pods of Vicia villosa

The photo above shows a close-up of the glabrous "pea" pods of winter vetch as seen on Cabbage Hill along the old highway east of Pendleton, OR........June 25, 2008.

Pinnately compound leaf of Vicia villosa

The photo above shows a close-up view of the pinnately compound leaf and terminal tendrils of hairy vetch as seen in lithosol soils along the old highway to the west of Fishtrap Lake in eastern Washington........June 2, 2008.

Inflorescence of Vicia villosa

The photo above shows a close-up view of the secund or one-sided inflorescence of hairy vetch as seen in lithosol soils along the old highway to the west of Fishtrap Lake in eastern Washington........June 2, 2008.

Pinnately compound leaf of Fodder Vetch, Hairy Vetch, Winter Vetch, Woolly Vetch: Vicia villosa - Fruits of Fodder Vetch, Hairy Vetch, Winter Vetch, Woolly Vetch: Vicia villosa - Secund raceme of Fodder Vetch, Hairy Vetch, Winter Vetch, Woolly Vetch: Vicia villosa

Close-up sideview of the flower of Fodder Vetch, Hairy Vetch, Winter Vetch, Woolly Vetch: Vicia villosa

Examples of hairy vetch as seen in an old pasture near the Spokane Country Club, Spokane, Washington.........September 28, 2011. Note the spreading hairs on the stems, leaves and calyx lobes.

Paul Slichter