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Vicia species [Fabaceae]

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Scientific Name Vicia ludoviciana USDA PLANTS Symbol VILU
Common Name Deer Pea Vetch, Louisiana Vetch ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 26348
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy, rocky or calcareous soils in fields, grasslands, shrublands, roadsides.
Plant: Climbing, weakly upright to sprawling annual, weak, slender stems 8 to 40 inches long.
Leaves: Alternate compound leaves 1-1/4 to 3-1/2 inches long with thread-like forked tendrils at leaf ends; pinnately-divided with 6 to 12 linear-oblong to elliptic leaflets 1/2 to 1 inch long.
Inflorescence: Loose racemes of 2 to 12 small lavender-blue typically pea-like flowers less than 1/3-inch long; folded banner about 1/6-inch long.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, "Wildflowers of Central Texas" by Marshal and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Vicia villosa USDA PLANTS Symbol VIVI
Common Name Winter Vetch ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 26360
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Various soils in fields, pastures, brushlands, disturbed areas and roadsides.
Plant: Climbing, weakly upright to sprawling annual, slender, hairy, brittle stems up to 40 inches long.
Leaves: Alternate compound leaves up to 10 inches long with branching tendrils at leaf ends; pinnately-divided with 5 to 10 linear-oblong to elliptic, opposite leaflets 1/2 to 1 inch long.
Inflorescence: Dense, nodding racemes of 10 to 40 pea-like flowers with a corolla up to 3/4-inch long of 5 violet and white or rose-colored petals; upright banner and spreading lateral petals.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvsgi.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Introduced


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