Crown Vetch is spelled two different ways, “Crown Vetch” and “Crownvetch.” Like many other things, people can’t make up their minds. Hey, I’m not complaining. Adds diversity.
Onward and upward. From what I have learned, Crown Vetch is actually called Securigera varia and it’s nickname is Crown Vetch. It’s a very hardy flower/vine that is used oftentimes for hillside erosion control. We recently went on a driving trip to Virginia and saw this particular flower on the slopes of almost every bridge traversing the highway.
The reason I am writing about this flower is, 1) I took some good pictures of a few of them, and 2) we have (or used to have) a hillside covered with them. I say we used to have because I mowed over all of them a few years ago and planted grass instead. They have been on my mind recently because I am really, really tired of mowing that hillside and have admitted defeat. They win. They can have their hillside back. There isn’t any type of erosion problem, but since this flower was here before we were and since it’s such a good looking one and virtually impossible to get rid of, we will let it grow to its full glory once again.
Good luck Crown Vetch. I look forward to seeing you bloom.