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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Vicia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Vicia villosa Roth
Habit: Annual. Stem: sprawling, ascending, or climbing, to 1 m. Leaf: stipule entire; leaflets 12--18, 1--2.5 cm, narrowly oblong to elliptic, tip rounded, 1-toothed. Inflorescence: generally > subtending leaf; flowers generally > 9, generally crowded, occasionally spaced, generally on 1 side of axis. Flower: calyx lopsided-swollen at base, attachment oblique, lower lobes >> upper; corolla blue-purple or lavender to white, length when pressed 4--6 × width. Fruit: 1.5--4 cm, 6--10 mm wide, widely oblong or elliptic; stalk-like base 2--3 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Note: Important green manure, cover crop.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Vicia tetrasperma
Next taxon: Vicia villosa subsp. varia
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Duane Isely 2016. Vicia villosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=48101, accessed on December 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 11, 2016.