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Pretty little thing by the roadside

Posted by amna 6 (MA) (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 30, 14 at 22:19

Does anyone know this little plant? Is it a weed or can I bring it into my garden without fear of being taken over?

Here is a closeup of the flower

Thanks,
Amna


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RE: Pretty little thing by the roadside

Crown vetch (Securigera varia), a nuisance weed that has been widely planted by the UDSA and other agencies in a misguided attempt to control erosion. Unfortunately in some areas it is still used. Not something you want to bring into your garden.


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RE: Pretty little thing by the roadside

It really is quite pretty, and it enriches the soil. But, alas, you really don't want it in the garden unless you want an entire garden of vetch. :)


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RE: Pretty little thing by the roadside

  • Posted by amna 6 (MA) (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 30, 14 at 23:50

Thanks lycopus and samhain. I'll just admire it from a distance then :-)

Amna


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