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Crown-vetch [Coronilla varia]

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Common Name: Crown-vetch
Scientic Name: Coronilla varia
Colors: Red
Months Appearing: August, September

Alternate scientific name is Securigera varia. Non-native.

Low growing legume vine planted for erosion control and often turns invasive. 1-2 feet tall.

Flower head is ~3/4 inch. Each individual flower is 1/4 inch.

Leaves are pinnately compound.

Disturbed areas, roadsides. White Pine Trail, Big Rapids,Mi., 9/3, 6571,6572