Taxon  Report   8274    
Vicia tetrasperma  (L.) Schreb.
Four seeded vetch,  Lentil vetch
Vicia tetrasperma
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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Vicia tetrasperma
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Vicia tetrasperma
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Vicia tetrasperma, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Vicia tetrasperma
© 2013 Jake Ruygt
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Vicia
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Vicia tetrasperma var. tenuissima
More information about  Vicia tetrasperma
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 18, 2019).