- Common Name(s):
- Wood vetch
- Herbs, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Wood Vetch is an attracitve native wildflower that grows on dry soils across North Carolina. It may grow 1 to 2 feet tall. The leaves are pinnately compound and alternate with an entire margin and hairy underside. The stem is hollow, hairy, and slightly winged. Light pinkish white, pea-like flowers appear in spring.
Regions: Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Spring; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Summer
Wildlife Value: Host plant for Northern Cloudywing butterfly. Seeds may be eaten by songbirds. Moderate deer resistance.
- Spring, summer
- Full sun to partial shade
- 1-2 ft.
- Flower Color:
- Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
- North Carolina
NCCES plant id: 3167