Foraging Files: Vetch

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.

Vetch - Foraging for rabbits

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.

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