Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Crown Vetch

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Groundcover
  • Scientific Name: Coronilla varia Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Vetch
  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 2-3'
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Tolerates dry conditions. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    A vigorous ground cover that is only practical as erosion control on large areas. The flowers are white to pink in summer. This plant has become an invasive weed in some natural areas, and therefore should not be used where it can escape into wild areas.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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