Tufted Vetch - Vicia cracca Tufted Vetch - Vicia cracca
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Herb: Tufted Vetch


Latin name: Vicia cracca


Family: Leguminosae



Medicinal use of Tufted Vetch:

The cooked plant is used as a galactogogue.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial Climber


Height:
180 cm
(6 feet)

Flovering:
May to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Grassy and bushy places, avoiding acid soils.

Edible parts of Tufted Vetch:

Seed - cooked. They are boiled or roasted. Leaves and young stems - cooked. Used as a potherb. The leaves are a tea substitute.

Other uses of the herb:

Can be used as a green manure.

Propagation of Tufted Vetch:

Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow in situ in spring or autumn.

Cultivation of the herb:

Grassy and bushy places, avoiding acid soils.

Known hazards of Vicia cracca:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.