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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Vicia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Vicia disperma DC.
Habit: Annual, glabrous or puberulent. Stem: sprawling, 2--6 dm. Leaf: stipules entire, lower segment spreading or ascending; leaflets +- 12--20, 7--18 mm, oblong-elliptic, +- rounded, tip often mucronate. Inflorescence: < subtending leaf; flowers 2--6, crowded near tip, axis extended beyond flowers as bristle. Flower: calyx attachment basal, tube 1.5--2 mm, lobes linear, lower 2 mm, > upper; corolla 3.5--5 mm, blue. Fruit: 1--2 cm, 5--7 mm wide, glabrous; stalk-like base +- 1 mm. Seed: 2. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Roadsides, urban weed; Elevation: < 760 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: southeastern United States, Australia; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Vicia cracca
Next taxon: Vicia faba
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Duane Isely 2016. Vicia disperma, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=48066, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.