Vicia tetrasperma (L.) Moench - Lentil Vetch
Family - Fabaceae
Flowering - March - June.
Habitat - Fields, roadsides, waste places, disturbed sites.
Origin - Native to Europe.
Other information - This weedy species can be found scattered throughout most of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its pinnately divided leaves (which have paired tendrils at their apices), angled stems, minute flowers, and short-stipitate fruits. The peduncles of the flowers exceed the leaves and are terminated by 1-3 flowers.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL., 4-9-05.