Vicia americana Willd.
Common Name: AMERICAN VETCH
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Vine

Vicia americana B. S. Slaughter

In a diversity of moist to dry, open to shaded habitats: swamps and borders; oak, pine, or mixed forests and clearings; rocky thickets, bluffs, and open forests; river banks; roadsides and railroads.

Usually glabrous or nearly so, but variable in pubescence and leaflet shape. Vicia grandiflora, V. sativa, and V. sepium may also have the numerous pairs of prominent lateral veins, which characterize the leaflets of this native species.

Locations

Alcona County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Only on Drummond Island
Clinton County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Genesee County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Montcalm County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1359.