Sub-category: Pea family
Syn. Coronilla varia. Grows 1 to 2 feet tall and bears small clusters of 1/2-inch pink and white flowers. Crown vetch is a tough, aggressive spreading plant that will crowd out its neighbors in a show garden but is well suited to a sunny bank, where it will grow indefinitely with little maintenance. Its deep, tenacious roots and thick, fern-like leaves provide excellent erosion control where it is used as a ground cover.
Often found near roadsides and in meadows. Blooms early summer to late fall.