Hairy vetch is a trailing winter annual, biennial, or summer annual weed that forms large mats of vegetation. The leaves of hairy vetch are oblong, with 5-10 pairs of leaves per leaflet. Tendrils form on the ends of the leaves. Purple flowers form in early to mid summer.
Hairy vetch is a winter annual, biennial, or summer annual weed that forms large mats of vegetation. Maintain a dense, actively growing turf through proper mowing, fertilizing, and watering practices. Mow at the proper height for your selected adapted turfgrass. Coring and traffic control reduce compaction and encourage desirable turfgrass competition.
Growth Season/Life Cycle
summer annual or winter annual or biennial weed
vining; vine-like, forms a mat; hairy stems
5 - 10 pairs per leaf
1/2 - 1 inch