Taxon  Report   10447 
Vicia americana  Muhl. ex Willd.
American vetch
Vicia americana
© 2011 Jorg & Mimi Fleige
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Vicia americana
© 2011 Steve Matson
Vicia americana
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Vicia 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
© 2007 Jorg Fleige
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Vicia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Habitat: slopes
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Vicia americana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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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 24, 2018).

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