Name: Vetch aka vicia sativa, common vetch, poor mans peas
Appearance: Green curled stems with thin green leaves that grow opposite each other. The plant grows along the ground unless it has something to grow up. It flowers with a small purple pea like flower which turns into pea pods.
Storage: Best served fresh.
Best time to forage: Spring to early summer.
Avoid: Do not forage when the flowers turn to pea pods.
Additional Information: The Vetch is a member of the legume family.