J Klein, A Chavez, A Chavez, W Dreskin, S Tsiu
Porteus residence, old landscaping/garden plot, grassy opening, SSE exposure, gently sloping
D Smith, F Leist, R Truit, J Baxter, L Webb
About 1ft tall. A vine with leaves that end with a tendril. Flowers are irregular and purple, about 1/2 inches long. Flowers stalk-less. Leaves compound. Leaflets are long and narrow, varying from oblong to oval shaped.
Found in a very large open field, mixed in with tall grasses and a few sedges.
Keyed out using "Newcomb's Wildflower Guide" by Lawrence Newcomb.
Small vine, low growing legume. Purple flowers, leaves pinnately compound with 12 leaflets ending in a tendril.
Vicia sativa, known as the common vetch, tare or simply "the vetch", is a nitrogen fixing leguminous plant. Although considered a weed when found growing in a cultivated grainfield, this hardy plant is often grown as green manure or livestock fodder. There is no firm evidence that this is the same as the "tare" in some English translations of the Bible (as in the "Parable of the Tares") – ryegrass (Lolium) is another candidate.