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Crown Vetch

Securigera varia (L.) Lassen

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Securigera varia (Crown Vetch) is a species of perennial herb in the family legumes. They are climbers. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Iraq, Iran, Ukraine, Turkey, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, Lebanon, Spain, Poland, France, Armenia, Italy, Greece, Albania, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Syria, Belarus, Georgia, Romania, Yugoslavia, Eastern North America, Austria, Switzerland, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Northern Africa, and Bulgaria. They have compound, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Sceliphron destillatorium, Buff-tailed bumblebee, essex skipper, and Bombus lapidarius. Individuals can grow to 157.2 cm.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of crown vetch. View this species on GBIF