All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Crown Vetch</strong>
<em>Coronilla varia*</em> /Pea Family
<span style="color: red;">(INN) Rank 2</span><br>
Crown vetch is planted along roadsides to help control erosion, however it has the tendency to spread to other areas. It is in the P...
Crown Vetch
Coronilla varia* /Pea Family
(INN) Rank 2

Crown vetch is planted along roadsides to help control erosion, however it has the tendency to spread to other areas. It is in the Pea Family. I found these in Oak Ridge in late May. Crown Vetch contains a poison called nitroglycoside, it is dangerous for horses to eat large amounts of it.
Perennial
Where seen:Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, along highways in East Tennessee

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