|Scientific Name||Vicia villosa||USDA PLANTS Symbol||VIVI|
|Common Name||Winter Vetch||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||26360|
|Description||Habitat: Various soils in fields, pastures, brushlands, disturbed areas and roadsides.
Plant: Climbing, weakly upright to sprawling annual, slender, hairy, brittle stems up to 40 inches long.
Leaves: Alternate compound leaves up to 10 inches long with branching tendrils at leaf ends; pinnately-divided with 5 to 10 linear-oblong to elliptic, opposite leaflets 1/2 to 1 inch long.
Inflorescence: Dense, nodding racemes of 10 to 40 pea-like flowers with a corolla up to 3/4-inch long of 5 violet and white or rose-colored petals; upright banner and spreading lateral petals.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvsgi.
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Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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