crown vetch

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Related to Securigera varia: Coronilla varia

crown vetch

n.
A perennial European herb (Securigera varia syn. Coronilla varia) in the pea family, having clusters of small white or pink flowers and pinnately compound leaves and grown for forage and erosion control. It is naturalized in much of North America.

crown vetch

n
(Plants) a trailing leguminous European plant, Coronilla varia, with clusters of white or pink flowers: cultivated in North America as a border plant. Also called (US): axseed

crown′ vetch`


n.
an Old World low plant, Coronillavaria, of the legume family, naturalized in the NE U.S. and planted as a ground cover.
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Noun1.crown vetch - European herb resembling vetchcrown vetch - European herb resembling vetch; naturalized in the eastern United States; having umbels of pink-and-white flowers and sharp-angled pods
genus Coronilla - genus of Old World shrubs and herbs
coronilla - any of various plants of the genus Coronilla having purple or pink or yellow flowers in long axillary heads or umbels
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Subsequent management efforts have focused on control of Melilotus albus (white sweet clover) and Securigera varia (crown vetch).