Taxon  Report   8265    
Vicia gigantea  Hook.
Giant vetch
Vicia gigantea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Vicia

Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS other name:
Vicia nigricans ssp. gigantea

Alternate Names:
JEF: Vicia nigricans var. gigantea
ICPN: Vicia nigricans ssp. gigantea
More information about  Vicia gigantea

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 24, 2021).