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Vicia nigricans

Vicia nigricans Hook. & Arn.

Black Vetch

Fabaceae (Pea family)


USDA Symbol: VINI81

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate


USA: AK , CA , OR , WA
Canada: BC

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-07
Research By: JAM

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