ID thread again

(9 Posts)
Rojak Fri 10-Jun-16 12:58:29

Can someone help me identify this plant / weed?

It's a small climber / vine with tiny purple flowers? Found it in a very overgrown area of garden so probably another weed!!

Thanks smile

Oldraver Fri 10-Jun-16 13:07:55

Do you have a picture ?

Kwirrell Fri 10-Jun-16 13:43:15

Might be periwinkle.

Gatekeeper Fri 10-Jun-16 13:48:16

Possibly deadly nightshade

bilbodog Fri 10-Jun-16 14:41:45

Could be potato vine - solanum something? If it is you might want to keep it as it is pretty but grows quite quickly.

Rojak Fri 10-Jun-16 21:39:19

Sorry - I forgot to post the pic blush

NanTheWiser Fri 10-Jun-16 22:00:44

It's a vetch, probably Vicia cracca - the Tufted vetch, a perennial climber. Only a weed if you don't want it there!

CuttedUpPear Fri 10-Jun-16 22:10:25

Yes it's vetch. I've found it to be a big problem in one garden that I work in. The roots go down a very long way and are almost impossible to pull up...and it's spreading. ...

Rojak Sat 11-Jun-16 14:18:37

Thanks - I googled it and it says nitrogen fixing properties so may leave it there for the time being

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