Herb: Smooth Tare
Latin name: Vicia tetrasperma
Synonyms: Vicia gemella
Edible parts of Smooth Tare:Young leaves and shoots - cooked as a vegetable. A coffee substitute. The part used is not specified, it is almost certainly the roasted seed.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Grassy places, avoiding acid soils.
Propagation of Smooth 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, avoiding acid soils.
Medicinal use of Smooth Tare:None known
Known hazards of Vicia tetrasperma:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.