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Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd.
Chuck Walker s.n.
Verbatim Date: 1993-6-17
United States, Arizona, Yavapai, Growing on the top of Mt. Union.
T12N R1W Sec6
2432 meters (7977ft)
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.
Record ID: a48af8e6-9e22-4f6b-9459-897445eb985e