Fine-Leaved Vetch (Vicia tenuifolia)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Fine-Leaved Vetch
Vicia tenuifolia
Leguminosae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    A vegetable[177]. No more details are given, it is likely to be either the young shoots or the seeds that are used[K].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow in situ in spring or autumn.
Succeeds in any well-drained soil in a sunny position if the soil is reliably moist throughout the growing season, otherwise it is best grown in semi-shade[200]. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[200].
Europe to Asia. Locally naturalized in Britain[17].

Become ungovernable, break the chains of the matrix; grow and forage your own food and medicine.

*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.