Herb: Hairy Tare


Latin name: Vicia hirsuta


Family: Leguminosae



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:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
45 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
May to
August

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.