Taxon  Report   10448 
Vicia americana  Willd.  ssp. americana 
American vetch
Vicia americana ssp. americana
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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Vicia americana ssp. americana
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Vicia americana ssp. americana
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Vicia americana ssp. americana, a dicot, is a perennial herb or vine that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Vicia americana ssp. americana
© 2008 Steve Matson
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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PLANTS: Vicia americana ssp. oregana
ICPN + PLANTS: Vicia americana var. americana
PLANTS: Vicia americana var. oregana
PLANTS: Vicia americana var. truncata
PLANTS: Vicia americana var. villosa
PLANTS: Vicia californica var. madrensis
PLANTS: Vicia californica
PLANTS: Vicia oregana
PLANTS: Vicia sparsifolia var. truncata
More information about  Vicia americana ssp. americana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Sep 19, 2018).

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