Botanical name: Vicia tenera Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Delicate Himalayan Vetch is a slender straggling climber with lilac pea-like flower borne in many-flowered racemes. Racemes are carried on stalks as long as the racemes, 1-2 inches long, 6-20 flowered, Sepal cup is 2 mm, teeth very unequal, upper triangular. Flowers are about 1 cm long. Leaves are 5-7.5 cm long, compound. Leaflets are 12-16, distant, narrow strap-shaped, 1.8-2.5 cm long, 2-3 mm broad, pointed, finely silky below. Stipules are small, deeply toothed. Pod is oblique, hairless, about 3 cm long, 6-8 seeded. Delicate Himalayan Vetch is found in W. Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, at altitudes of 1000-2600 m.
Identification credit: Krishan Lal
The flower labeled Delicate Himalayan Vetch is ...