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Vicia sativa var. angustifolia
tare, common vetch

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest and east in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; Alaska to California, east across most of North America to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, forest edges, thickets, lawns, wastelots, and other disturbed open areas.

Flowers: April-July

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Vicia sativa L. var. angustifolia (L.) Wahlenb.
Publication: Fl. Carpat. Princ. 218. 1814.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Vicia angustifolia L.
Vicia angustifolia L. var. segetalis (Thuill.) W.D.J. Koch
Vicia angustifolia L. var. uncinata (Desv.) Rouy
Vicia sativa L. ssp. nigra (L.) Ehrh. [KZ99]
Vicia sativa L. var. nigra L.
Vicia sativa L. var. segetalis (Thuill.) Ser.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Vicia sativa var. angustifolia in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Vicia sativa var. angustifolia checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Vicia sativa var. angustifolia atlas page.

CalPhotos: Vicia sativa var. angustifolia photos.

USDA Plants: Vicia sativa var. angustifolia information.

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