Skip

Hairy Vetch

Nobody is growing this yet. You could be the first!

Vicia villosa, known as the hairy vetch, fodder vetch or winter vetch, is a plant native to some of Europe and western Asia. It is a legume, grown as a forage crop, fodder crop, cover crop, and green manure. Although non-native, it occurs in all US states and is considered invasive by some states, such as Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington state — as well as in Japan and some parts of Europe where it is not native.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] It is also found in most Canadian provinces. Hairy vetch is very similar to tufted vetch (Vicia cracca), the most noticeable difference being that tufted vetch has a smooth stem.

photo of crop

Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Companions

rye

Photos

Hairy vetch crops

more photos »

Crop Map

Only plantings by members who have set their locations are shown on this map.

What people are saying about hairy vetches

Nobody has posted about hairy vetches yet.

Sign in or sign up to post your tips and experiences growing hairy vetches.

How to grow hairy vetches

Scientific names

None known.

Alternate names

See who's planted hairy vetches

Hairy vetch harvests

Nobody has harvested this crop yet.

Find hairy vetch seeds

There are no seeds available to trade on Growstuff right now.