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Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd.

American vetch

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFabalesLegumes (pea and bean families)
FamilyFabaceaeLegume family (peas and beans)
GenusViciaClassical Latin name for this genus
Speciesamericana“Of or from America”

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Vicia americana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Vicia americana (American vetch)

5/28/2009 · Mesa Verde, Cortez, Colorado
≈ 2½ × 2" (7.2 × 5.6 cm)

Vicia americana (American vetch)

5/28/2009 · Mesa Verde, Cortez, Colorado
≈ 13 × 9" (33 × 21 cm)


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