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Winter Vetch - Vicia villosa

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Annual. Stems prostrate or climbing, 20–100 cm. Herbage villous. Leaves with a branched tendril; the 10 to 16 leaflets linear-lanceolate, 1–2 cm long; stipules entire to dentate, 6–13 mm long. Racemes secund, dense with 12 to 30 flowers. Flowers blue and white, 12–18 mm long; calyx sparsely villous the linear lower sepals 2–6 mm long, the upper much shorter. Legume stipitate, elliptic, 15–30 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced throughout temperate N. America for forage; native to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Winter Vetch — Vicia villosa.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from