American Vetch

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American Vetch

American Vetch  - Vicia americana

by: Aubrey
Location/Trail:  Veit Springs
Date sighted:  7/04/2010
Season:  Summer
The incredibly rich hues of lavender/purple and the numerous flowers make this common Pea quite noticeable even though individual flowers are small. Hairiness and leaf shape are highly variable. Vicia americana is found in mountain meadows in the Four Corners area. It usually wraps its tendrils around other plants for support. It is a common plant in much of the United States and southern Canada. (http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/Pink%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/vicia%20americana.htm)
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