Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Vicia villosa Roth image
Photographer: Paul Drobot           

Arthur Meeks

Kitty Kohout

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot
Family Fabaceae
Vicia villosa Roth
hairy vetch, winter vetch
Vicia: the classical Latin name for this genus
villosa: Latin for "with hairs"
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: climbing, annual/biennial, hairy, up to 3' long forb; stems with spreading hairs
Flower: purple, 5-parted, 3/4" long, calyx base very swollen; inflorescence a dense, long-stalked, one-sided cluster (raceme) of 10-40, stalked flowers; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:1/2"-3/4" long, smooth pod
Leaf:pinnately-divided into 5-10 pairs of narrowly- oblong leaflets; leaf tips with tendrils
Habitat: disturbed sites, fields; in sandy soil

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Vicia villosa Roth subsp. villosa

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