Taxon  Report   8265 
Vicia gigantea  Hook.
Giant vetch
Vicia gigantea
© 2008 Jorg Fleige
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Vicia gigantea
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Vicia gigantea
© 2008 Matt Below
Vicia gigantea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Vicia gigantea
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Vicia
Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Vicia nigricans ssp. gigantea
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Vicia nigricans var. gigantea
More information about  Vicia gigantea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 29, 2017).

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