Vicia americana (American vetch)

Moderate water requirements, full sun to partial shade. Bluish purple flowers bloom April through July. Excellent palatability for wildlife and all classes of livestock.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Fabaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb/vine

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 15 in.

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Period: Late spring

Annual Precipitation: 9-50 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

Nitrogen Fixation: Low

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.9-7.2


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 32,800

Seeding Rate: 20-40 PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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