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Vicia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (Deer pea vetch)
Anderson, Wynn

Vicia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana

Vicia ludoviciana Nutt. ssp. ludoviciana

Deer Pea Vetch, Louisiana Vetch

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Vicia exigua, Vicia leavenworthii var. occidentalis, Vicia ludoviciana var. laxiflora, Vicia ludoviciana var. ludoviciana, Vicia ludoviciana var. texana, Vicia producta, Vicia texana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

22 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Stems sprawling or climbing, up to about 3 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , FL , KS , LA , MO , MS , NM , NV , OK , OR , TX , UT

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0845 Collected April 7, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0704 Collected Apr 1, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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