With its expansive range, this crown vetch is an invasive species with some benefit. The thick tangle of roots make this attractive Eurasian import with its odd-pinnate leaves very useful in preventing land erosion, and is often used as an ornamental ground cover. This particular one was photographed on the edge of a steep hillside in Iowa's Waubonsie State Park.
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