Please try our next iteration of the Michigan Flora Online here. Beginning on February 1, 2023, will point to this new site.

The new site offers several benefits over the existing website, including real coordinate mapping, giving a clearer view of the density of documentation as well as more precision about plant distributions and their link to landforms. We will also have the ability to update species pages more regularly, both in terms of new collections and as more existing Michigan specimens are georeferenced. In addition, we have a better photo display, and offer indented keys.

Vicia cracca L.
Common Name: BIRD VETCH
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Vine

Roadsides, fields, railroads, often forming large tangled patches. First collected in 1892 in St. Clair Co. Although the species is sometimes thought to be native in northern North America as well as Eurasia, our plants appear recently introduced.

The leaflets often have a more prominent little “spine” at the tip than the minute tip in V. villosa.


Baraga County
Benzie County
Calhoun County
Charlevoix County
Chippewa County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Emmet County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Kalamazoo County
Keweenaw County
Lenawee County
Luce County
Macomb County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 30, 2023.