Noxious Weeds Profile - Tuberous Vetchling

Table of Contents

  1. Names
  2. Photos
  3. Current Status
  4. Poisonous/Cautions
  5. Distribution
  6. Growth Habit
  7. Method of Propagation
  8. Control
  9. Related Links

Names

  • English - tuberous vetchling
  • French - gesse tubéreuse
  • Latin Name - Lathyrus tuberosus L.

Photos

Tuberous Vetchling

Tuberous Vetchling

Current Status

  • Ontario Weeds Act - noxious
  • Other provinces - none
  • Canadian Federal Seeds Act - no
  • U.S. Federal Noxious Weed - no
  • U.S. Noxious State Reg - none

Poisonous/Cautions

  • Pub 505 - no
  • NE Weeds - no
  • Canadian Poison Plant - not listed
  • Cornell Poison Plant - not listed

Distribution

  • Cultivated fields, roadsides, pastures in scattered locations across Ontario.

Growth Habit

  • Perennial

Method of Propagation

  • Seeds, Roots/rhizome

Control

  • Control is difficult due to the presence of tubers and lack of control from most herbicides. Not listed on 2,4-D, Banvel or Roundup labels. Due to the presence of tubers, mowing will reduce the top growth but regrowth will occur.

Related Links


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: Mike Cowbrough - Chief Weed Inspector Ontario Weeds Act/OMAFRA
Creation Date: March 2003
Last Reviewed: 02 January 2007