Taxon  Report   8260 
Vicia americana  Willd.  var. americana   (not an active name)
American vetch,  Vetch
Vicia americana var. americana
© 2008 Steve Matson
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Vicia americana var. americana, a dicot, is a perennial herb or vine that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Vicia americana var. americana
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Vicia
Parent Record Vicia americana
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Habitat: slopes
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted in JM93
TJM2 + PLANTS accepted name: Vicia americana ssp. americana
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XWALK: Vicia americana var. linearis
NOTE: Vicia americana var. americana is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Vicia americana var. americana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 21, 2018).

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