Taxon  Report   8272    
Vicia sativa  L.  ssp. nigra  (L.) Ehrh.
Common vetch,  Garden vetch, Smaller common vetch, Spring vetch
Vicia sativa ssp. nigra
© 2008 Steve Matson
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Vicia sativa ssp. nigra
© 2008 Steve Matson
Vicia sativa ssp. nigra
© 2010 Vernon Smith
Vicia sativa ssp. nigra, 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 sativa ssp. nigra
© 1999 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Vicia
Parent: Vicia sativa

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Vicia angustifolia var. segetalis
PLANTS: Vicia angustifolia var. uncinata
PLANTS: Vicia pilosa
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More information about  Vicia sativa ssp. nigra
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 13, 2018).

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