Herb: Hairy Tare
Latin name: Vicia hirsuta
Edible parts of Hairy Tare:Seed - cooked. Used like lentils, the seed can be eaten as a staple food. Leaves and stems - cooked. Used as a vegetable
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Grassy places. A common weed of cultivation, avoiding acid soils.
Propagation of Hairy Tare:Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow in situ in spring or autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Grassy places. A common weed of cultivation, avoiding acid soils.
Medicinal use of Hairy Tare:None known
Known hazards of Vicia hirsuta:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.