4 responses to “Securigera varia”

  1. Clement F Kent

    Many years ago, when I was naive about invasive species, I planted Crown Vetch along a steep eroding clay bank above Lake Huron. It did the job. Some years later, I was amazed to find my garden above the bank full of Indigo Duskywing butterflies. Although the duskywing caterpillars normally feed on wild indigo (Baptisia tinctoria), they managed to switch to the Eurasian invader, vetch.

  2. Richard Windsor

    Oh that the Law of Unintended Consequences was always so benign, if not rewarding 🙂

  3. Doug

    One of my favorite roadside attractions.

  4. Dale Stephanson

    I actually harvested a dried seed pod from the embankment of the Museum of Anthropology, and have been growing a crown vetch in a hanging basket for 2 years. Just today it bloomed for the first time. I had no idea what it was until it now, beyond that it was a vetch, as they had all finished blooming when I got the seeds.

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