Shaggy Vetch Vicia villosa RothNon-native  -  Invasive    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fabales   >   Family Fabaceae   >   Genus Vicia   

Status:

"Introduced and naturalized from Europe; cultivated as forage crop throughout eastern United States; Nova Scotia to British Columbia, south to Georgia, Texas and California" (Reed, 1964).

Description:

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There are 49 records in the project database.

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Shaggy Vetch in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/22/2014). (c) treichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)


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