Annual Cow Vetch, Fodder Vetch, Hairy Vetch, Winter Vetch, Woolly Vetch
Vicia villosa var. villosa
Synonym: Vicia villosa ssp. villosa
The photo above shows a close-up of the long, slender flowers of annual cow vetch as seen at Catherine Creek in the central Columbia River Gorge.........June 3, 2006. Note how the back of the calyx extends backwards (or upwards) from the pedicel. Note also the unequal calyx lobes for each flower. They are shortest on the upper portion of the calyx and much longer and thinner as lateral and ventral lobes.
In the Columbia River Gorge, it may be found between the elevations
of 100-2000' across most of the Gorge.
The photo above shows a close-up of a pinnately compound leaf of annual cow vetch as seen at Catherine Creek.......June 3, 2006.
The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of annual cow vetch as seen at Catherine Creek........June 3, 2006. Note how the numerous flowers are closely spaced together and how they are all turned to point to one side of the inflorescence.
Inflorescence of hairy vetch as seen along the Old Headquarters Road in the Klickitat State Wildlife Area........May 24, 2009.