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Tufted Vetch - Vicia cracca

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems clambering or climbing, 50–100 cm. Herbage glabrate to strigose. Leaves with a branched tendril; the 12 to 18 leaflets linear, 15–20 mm long; stipules toothed to entire, 7–15 mm long. Racemes secund, dense with 20 to 70 flowers. Flowers violet, 10–15 mm long; calyx strigose; sepals deltoid to lanceolate, 0.5–2 mm long, the upper shorter. Legume stipitate, oblong, 15–20 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced for forage and roadside stabilization; native to Europe. Known from one Ravalli Co. collection (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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