A species of Vetches, Also known as Fodder vetch, Winter vetch Botanical name : Vicia villosa Genus : Vetches
Hairy vetch, A species of Vetches
Also known as:
Fodder vetch, Winter vetch
Botanical name: Vicia villosa
Hairy vetch is often grown as a cover crop, or to provide forage or fodder for animals. However, use caution when planting and check your local regulations, as this plant is considered an invasive species in many states in the U.S. and several other countries.
Annual, Biennial, Perennial
30 - 150 cm
30 - 91 cm
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One of the best uses of hairy vetch is planting it as a green manure crop to add nutrients to the soil for a vegetable garden. This plant fixes nitrogen from the air, making this crucial plant nutrient available to other crops after the hairy vetch is cut and tilled into the soil. The dense foliage also adds considerable amounts of organic matter to the ground when it is used as green manure.