Taxon  Report   8264    
Vicia faba  L.
Broad bean,  horse bean, Fava bean, horse bean, Horsebean
Vicia faba
© 2012 Neal Kramer
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Vicia faba
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Vicia faba
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Vicia faba, 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 faba
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Vicia
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Faba vulgaris
More information about  Vicia faba
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).