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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Canadian thistles and crown vetch open in the fields and pastures.
"I overhead a conversation where the PennDOT couldn't get anyone to grow crown vetch," notes Ernst.
Ernst had witnessed firsthand the potential of crown vetch for erosion control while living and working in the greenhouses at Penn State.
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.
This paper details a series of observational studies and controlled experiments aimed at furthering an understanding of the dynamics of crown vetch ( Coronilla varia L.) invasions.
Crown vetch is a herbaceous perennial legume native to the Mediterranean region.
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.
Meyer also introduced crown vetch, a nitrogen-fixing forb that grows on disturbed sites, and crested wheat grass, a grass able to withstand hard grazing.
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. I personally hate the stuff, but she is sending me apricot starts and some veggie seeds in return.
Butterflies took longer learning how to drink from tufted vetch than from crown vetch, both on the first try and on later approaches.
Dress the wounds with crown vetch - more particularly described as Penngift crown vetch, Coronila Varia.