American vetch

(Vicia americana)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

American vetch (var. americana)

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland


Identification

See Subordinate Taxa (below) for identifying information.


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

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Taxonomy

Family:

Fabaceae (pea)

 

Subfamily:

Faboideae (Papilionoideae)

 

Tribe:

Fabeae

 

Genus:

Vicia

 

Subgenus:

Vicilla

 

Section:

Americanae

 
Subordinate Taxa

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

Mexican vetch (Vicia americana ssp. mexicana)

mat vetch (Vicia americana ssp. minor)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

American deervetch

American purple vetch

American vetch


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Native rhizomatous perennial herb, stems climbing by means of leaf tendrils, leaflets serrate at least distally, terminal leaflet is reduced to a tendril, racemes usually few-flowered, pod laterally compressed with multiple lenticular seeds, common in sagebrush steppe, grasslands, including roadsides and any open dry area with moderate levels of disturbance.

 
     

 

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