Authentic Wisconsin.  Crown Vetch - Securigera varia


Crown Vetch on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 20, 2020.


Above: Crown Vetch on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/20/20).


Crown Vetch - Securigera varia (Invasive)

Crown Vetch is a herbaceous perennial in the legume family. This species has creeping stems that form dense colonies, growing 2-6' long. Flowers are pinkish to lavender to white and held in clusters.

Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive. It is difficult to control and rapidly reproduces via rhizomes that can grow up to 10 feet per year. One plant may grow to completely cover 70-100 sq. feet within 4 years.

Other names: Purple crown-vetch.

For more information on the Crown Vetch, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Crown Vetch.


Crown Vetch on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 20, 2020.
Crown Vetch on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 20, 2020.
Crown Vetch on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 21, 2020.
Crown Vetch on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 21, 2020.
Crown Vetch on shore of Lake Wingra on July 1, 2020.
Crown Vetch on shore of Lake Wingra on July 1, 2020.

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Crown Vetch
Securigera varia


on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 20, 2020.

on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 20, 2020.

on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 20, 2020.

on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 20, 2020.

on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 20, 2020.

on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 20, 2020.


Above: Crown Vetch on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Madison, Wisconsin on June 20, 2020.


Crown Vetch on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 21, 2020.

Crown Vetch on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 21, 2020.

Crown Vetch on shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 21, 2020.


Above: Crown Vetch on shore of Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on June 21, 2020.



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