Taxon  Report   8261    
Vicia benghalensis  L.
Purple vetch,  Reddish tufted vetch, Vetch
Vicia benghalensis
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Vicia benghalensis
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Vicia benghalensis
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Vicia benghalensis, a dicot, is an annual herb or vine that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Vicia benghalensis
© 2014 Debra L. Cook
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Vicia
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Vicia atropurpurea
More information about  Vicia benghalensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

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: Nov 16, 2018).

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