Common Vetch Edward Evans2020-08-08T08:30:37+01:00August 7th, 2020|1 Comment After noting the seedling 2 months ago, it was nice to see the plant which seeded itself under our pea trellis in the garden, was in flower. I am pretty sure it is Common Vetch Vicia sativa. One Comment Steve August 8, 2020 at 8:36 am - Reply It is. We have three common vetch species in this area, Common, Bush and Tufted. It’s fairly straightforward to tell them apart when they are flowering but it’s also easy enough from the leaves. The leaves here are widest beyond the middle and the tip is flattened with a mucronate tip. In Bush Vetch the leaf is widest at the base and more rounded at the tip. Tufted Vetch has longer narrower leaves with a darker bluish colour and they appear hairy. Whenever you see the flowers always have a look at the leaves and you will soon see the differences. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.