Vicia parviflora is similar to the much more common vicia tetrasperma; differences are the longer, narrower leaflets, the shorter pedicels, and flower clusters of up to five rather than one or two.
Main flower color:
Up to 50 cm
Pinkish purple, up to 9 mm long, in clusters of four or five, less often two or three, attached by pedicels which, like the stalk and calyces, have a sparse covering of appressed hairs. The upper two calyx teeth are shorter than the lower three
Hairless pods containing between five and eight seeds
Hairless, pinnately divided into narrow, linear, well-separated leaflets, up to 25 mm long, and ending in a coiled, unbranched tendril
June to August