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Vicia americana ssp. minor (Mat vetch)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Vicia americana ssp. minor

Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd. ssp. minor (Hook.) C.R. Gunn

Mat Vetch

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Lathyrus linearis, Vicia americana var. angustifolia, Vicia americana var. linearis, Vicia americana var. minor, Vicia linearis, Vicia sparsifolia, Vicia trifida, Vicia trifida


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Stems sprawling, up to about 40 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CO , IA , ID , KS , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , UT , WY
Canada: AB , MB , NT , SK

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Vicia americana ssp. minor in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vicia americana ssp. minor in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vicia americana ssp. minor


Record Modified: 2023-01-02
Research By: DEW

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