Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd. subsp. americana image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Robert Bierman

Stephen L. Solheim
Family Fabaceae
Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd. subsp. americana
American vetch
Vicia: the classical Latin name for this genus
americana: for America
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Status: Native
Plant: climbing or trailing, perennial, up to 3' long forb
Flower: purple to blue, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" long, style tip hairy all around, calyx base mostly not swollen; inflorescence a loose, stalked cluster (raceme) with 2-9, stalked flowers; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:pod
Leaf:pinnately-divided into 4-8 pairs of elliptical leaflets, leaf tips with tendrils
Habitat: moist; woods, meadows
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd. subsp. oregana (Nutt.) Abrams
Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd. subsp. truncata (Nutt.) A.Löve & D.Löve
Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd. var. americana
Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd. var. oregana (Nutt.) A.Nelson
Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd. var. truncata (Nutt.) Brewer
Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd. var. villosa (Kellogg) F.J.Herm.
Vicia californica Greene
Vicia californica Greene var. madrensis Jeps.
Vicia oregana Nutt.
Vicia sparsifolia Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray var. truncata (Nutt.) S.Watson
Vicia truncata Nutt.

         
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