Vicia americana

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Scientific Name Vicia americana USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name American Vetch ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Fabaceae (Plea) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine. Woodlands and meadows.
Plant: Prostrate to erect perennial, stems up to 3 feet long, vining.
Leaves: Compound leaves with 4 to 8 ovate to elliptic leaflets with tendril at the end that twines around other plants for support; leaflets up to 1-/2 inches long and 1/4-inch wide.
Inflorescence: Loose clusters of 2 to 9 lavender, or pink to blue pea-like flowers less than 3/4-inch long.
References: Descr. adapted from Minnesota Wildflowers.
Colorado Status

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