Vicia benghalensis

Purple vetch

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   purple
  • Native to California:   NO
  • California Range:   coast inland
  • Water Requirements:   low - medium
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   9,350
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Vicia benghalensis

Common Name:Purple vetch

Vicia benghalensis, a dicot, is a annual herb, vine that is non-native to California.

US Distribution:introduced
Plant Community(s):introduced plant which is becoming naturalized,
Habitat:
Family:Fabaceae

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, Alpine, Butte, ContraCosta, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Monterey, Mariposa, Marin, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Francisco, Shasta, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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