Weed or desirable plant

Asked May 11, 2018, 3:34 PM EDT

The attached plant is creeping all over my front garden area. It seems like it may be an invasive plant but before I tear it out, I’d like to know just in case it is a desirable plan that could become groundcover. Thanks!

Deschutes County Oregon

1 Response

Thanks for your question. This looks like a some species of vetch. If you find a plant guide for plants in your region, you can probably narrow down which species it is by looking at the flowers. They will likely bloom in the next month or so. We have both native and non-native species, and some are considered somewhat invasive.