Common Vetch

Vicia sativa L.

A short-lived herbaceous plant with slender creeping, scrambling or climbing stems. With alternately arranged leaves and a purple flower

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What habitats does Vicia sativa live in?

A weed of crops, wetlands, watercourses, open woodlands, grasslands, roadsides, disturbed sites, waste areas, gardens and pastures in temperate and occasionally also sub-tropical regions

What is the distribution of Vicia sativa?

Widely naturalised in Australia, but most common and widespread in the southern parts of the country including around Tasmania

How big does Vicia sativa grow?

Scrambling or climbing stems growing 0.3-1.2 m tall

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