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Small pea-like, pale lilac and forming spikes on long stalks.
A flat, pea-like pod, up to 1cm long. Hairy and often densely hairy, hence the name of this plant.
Compound leaves with 12 to 16 linear leaflets and a forked tendril. Similar to Smooth Tare but Hairy Tare has a greater number of paired leaflets.
The seeds can be cooked and eaten in a similar way as lentils. The leaves and stems can be eaten, similarly as you would eat vegetables.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Hairy Vetch, Tare Vetch, Tiny Vetch.
Beaches, farmland, gardens, grassland, hedgerows, meadows, roadsides, sand dunes, scrub, sea cliffs, seaside, wasteland, waterside, wetland, woodland.