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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Vicia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Vicia faba L.
Habit: Annual, +- glabrous. Stem: erect, 0.5--2 m. Leaf: stipules toothed or cut; leaflets 4--6, 5--12 cm, elliptic to narrowly ovate; tendrils 0. Inflorescence: << subtending leaf; flowers 2--6, crowded, subsessile. Flower: calyx attachment basal, tube 4--10 mm, lobes lanceolate to linear, lower 5 mm, > upper; corolla 20--30 mm, white, wings with dark blotches. Fruit: 5--25 cm, 1--2 cm wide, cylindric, often narrowed between seeds; stalk-like base 0. Chromosomes: 2n=12,14.
Ecology: Roadsides, garden escape; Elevation: < 820 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoRI, ScV, SnFrB, SCo, WTR, PR (exc SnJt); Distribution Outside California: sporadic to eastern North America; origin unknown, native to Eurasia and/or northern Africa. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Food, forage crop; seeds, pollen TOXIC to certain enzyme-deficient humans.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Vicia disperma
Next taxon: Vicia gigantea
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Duane Isely 2017. Vicia faba, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=48068, accessed on January 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 21, 2017.