Vicia villosa

Vicia villosa

Hairy vetch

Slender, cool season, drought tolerant, twining annual or short-lived perennial, adapted to most well drained soils including soils with low fertility. Not adapted to poorly drained sites. Highly palatable and nutritious and a good source for soil nitrogen when plowed under. Excellent choice for green manure crop, cover or pasture.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 24 
in.
Precipitation: 
18 
- 20 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
25 
- 35 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
51.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
20,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloat or Nonbloat: 
Nonbloat
Cold Hardiness: 
Hardy