Louisiana State University, Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium
(LSU:Vascular Plants)
Catalog #: LSU00080954
Occurrence ID (GUID): 44d315d0-27a5-11e3-8d47-005056be0003
Secondary Catalog #: 121479
Taxon: Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd.
Family: Fabaceae
Taxon Remarks: American vetch
Collector: Chuck Walker   s.n.   
Date: 1993-06-17
Verbatim Date: 1993-6-17
Locality: United States, Arizona, Yavapai, Growing on the top of Mt. Union.
Verbatim Coordinates: T12N R1W Sec6
Elevation: 2432 meters (7977ft)
Habitat: Distribution: reported from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illionois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Habitat: common, especially in pine forest. Season: May to September Description: perennial herb; the stems smooth, climbing or trailing, to 1 m long; leaves pinnately compound, with 8-18 variable leaflets, mucronate or cuspidate, the rachis ending in a tendril; flowers in peduncled racemes, pealike, the corolla bluish-purple, 15-20 mm long; stamens all, or 9 of them, united below; style with a subapical tuft of hairs; pods narrow, flat, 2-valved, dehiscent, 3 cm long. Uses: flowers large and handsome for the genus; most of the vetches are excellent forage plants, and several Old World species are much cultivated in the US for green manure, hay and as coover crops in orchards; the native species do not whitstand close grazing.
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Record ID: a48af8e6-9e22-4f6b-9459-897445eb985e
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Jennifer S. Kluse, Collections Manager (jkluse@lsu.edu)
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