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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Vicia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Vicia ludoviciana Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray subsp. ludoviciana
Habit: Annual, glabrous or hairy. Stem: sprawling or low-climbing, 3--10 dm. Leaf: stipules small; leaflets 4--10, 1--2.5 cm, narrowly oblong to elliptic, tip acute, 1-toothed, or occasionally truncate. Inflorescence: < subtending leaf; flowers 1--3, near tip, generally crowded. Flower: calyx attachment basal, tube 1--2 mm, lobes awl-like to lanceolate, lower = tube, > upper; corolla 4.5--7 mm, pale blue; style hairs at tip, below all around. Fruit: 1.5--2.5 cm, 4--7 mm wide, oblong or saber-shaped, glabrous; stalk-like base +- 1--1.5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Slopes, canyons, streambanks, in grassland, coastal-sage scrub, chaparral, oak woodland, riparian woodland; Elevation: < 1220 m. Bioregional Distribution: s CCo, SCoRO, SW (exc SnBr); Distribution Outside California: to southeastern United States, Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: California plants of this variable sp. +- identical to race in southern Texas; closely related to Vicia hassei.
Synonyms: Vicia exigua Nutt. var. exigua; Vicia ludoviciana var. ludoviciana
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Vicia lathyroides
Next taxon: Vicia lutea
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Duane Isely 2016. Vicia ludoviciana subsp. ludoviciana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=53352, accessed on October 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 27, 2016.