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Coronilla varia /Crown Vetch

Coronilla varia  / Coronilla varia
A large area covered with crown vetch
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A large area covered with crown vetch

Forms a dense mass up to two feet in height

A closer view of flowering plants

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Scientific Name: Coronilla varia
Common Name: Crown Vetch
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White, Pink, Purple, Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: It is a fast growing, broad spreading by rhizomes and used as a ground cover. It also produces lots of seed and these produce plants that have become naturalized in much of the USA. Has been widely used in erosion control in temprate parts of the globe.