crown vetch


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Crown Vetch overseeded with seasonal rye grasses can be combined to generate quick growth (the rye) to hold the bare soil in place while the slower-growing Crown Vetch overruns the rye, establishing a thick vegetative mat.
The bird had recently ingested leaves of freshly harvested crown vetch (Coronilla varia) from a fresh cutting of the plant placed next to the bird's cage.
Following on from rare grass vetchling, crown vetch has been discovered on the site of an old factory near Switch Island, previously only known at Aigburth Station in the 1933 Flora of the Liverpool Region.
I had a lady who, believe it or not, wanted my crown vetch.
Crown vetch is a problem in all Minnesota prairie areas, yet is still promoted and sold by private and government interests.