SOLVED: Pretty Little Weed

Winston Salem, NC(Zone 7a)

This weed with a lavender bloom appears in my woodland garden from time to time. What is its name?

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Castro Valley, CA

Hard to see the flowers but the leaves look like a Lathyrus. Are the flowers pea like? They usually have a raceme not individual flowers.

Yours reminded me of Lathyrus polyphyllus but I do not think that 1 grows where you are. But there are a lot of different ones.

Winston Salem, NC(Zone 7a)

Yes, ZilyZily, The flowers are pea-like. I think you're correct that my vine is one of the Lathyrus varieties. It is delicate and attractive as it tries to find its way in my woodland garden. I think I will give it a trellis support and see if it will take to that instead of continuing its sprawling path through my shade garden.

Bretten, Germany

Could also be Vicia sativa.

Winston Salem, NC(Zone 7a)

Lathyrus and Vicia sativa look so much alike! My pretty weed could really be either one!

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