Taxon  Report   8273    
Vicia sativa  L.  ssp. sativa 
Garden vetch,  Pubescent common vetch, Spring vetch
Vicia sativa ssp. sativa
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Vicia sativa ssp. sativa
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Vicia sativa ssp. sativa
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Vicia sativa ssp. sativa, 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. sativa
© 2010 Vernon Smith
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Vicia
Parent: Vicia sativa
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

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

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Vicia globosa
PLANTS: Vicia sativa var. leucosperma
PLANTS: Vicia sativa var. linearis
More information about  Vicia sativa ssp. sativa
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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 10, 2018).

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