Taxon  Report   8265    
Vicia gigantea  Hook.
Giant vetch
Vicia gigantea
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Vicia gigantea
© 2008 Jorg Fleige
Vicia gigantea
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Vicia gigantea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Vicia gigantea
© 2018 Abbot Chambers
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Vicia
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Vicia nigricans ssp. gigantea

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Vicia nigricans var. gigantea
ICPN: Vicia nigricans ssp. gigantea
More information about  Vicia gigantea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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).