[Tares and Vetches: The Genus Vicia West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Bird Vetch, Cat Peas, Tufted Vetch, Tinegrass

Vicia cracca

Synonym: Vicia semicinta

One-sided inflorescence of Bird Vetch, Cat Peas, Tufted Vetch, Tinegrass: Vicia cracca (Synonym: Vicia semicinta)

A close-up of the one-sided inflorescence of bird vetch as seen along the Springwater Trail between Gresham, OR and Boring, OR.............July 8, 2011. Note the glabrous, short ca1yx teeth.

Pinnately-compound leaf of Bird Vetch, Cat Peas, Tufted Vetch, Tinegrass: Vicia cracca (Synonym: Vicia semicinta)

A close-up of the pinnately compound leaf of bird vetch as seen along the Springwater Trail between Gresham, OR and Boring, OR.............July 8, 2011.

Paul Slichter