Black Vetch Seeds (Vicia nigricans ssp. gigantea)

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Excellent for streambank revegetation and rain gardens!

Black vetch is a large sprawling perennial legume with variable flower colors (typically dark red, but sometimes yellow or orange). We have seen it grow to more than 4 feet in height, but typically does so by ‘leaning’ on adjacent vegetation.

The species is native from Northern California to Alaska with it typically found along the coast, or in moist inland areas such as along streams and rivers. We think this plant has enormous potential for streambank revegetation (such as for salmon recovery) and the seeds are a sought-after food source by birds. We also suspect this is a host plant for many species of gossamer wing butterflies. Our seed origin for this species is Whidbey Island, WA.

25 Large seeds per packet