tufted vetch


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Noun1.tufted vetch - common perennial climber of temperate regions of Eurasia and North America having dense elongate clusters of flowerstufted vetch - common perennial climber of temperate regions of Eurasia and North America having dense elongate clusters of flowers
vetch - any of various climbing plants of the genus Vicia having pinnately compound leaves that terminate in tendrils and small variously colored flowers; includes valuable forage and soil-building plants
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Tufted vetch (Vicia cracca) was used as a fodder plant in South Uist, and it was believed a cow that ate it would 'take the bull' more easily - and earlier in the season.
This year classic meadow flowers such as yellow rattle, tufted vetch and red clover are abundant and there is more bird's foot trefoil than I have ever seen in this meadow in nearly 30 years.
They plan to increase the diversity of pollinating plants in pastures using specialised seed mixtures such as bird's-foot trefoil, lesser knapweed and tufted vetch. One new mix has been formulated specifically for the project by a seed company.