FOURLEAF VETCH (Vicia acutifolia)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: FOURLEAF VETCH (Vicia acutifolia)

Delicate vine that has a sticky feel to it and can be aggressive. Generally a spring bloomer (odd weather this year). It doesn’t stand up to heat so it disappears once summer rolls around. Good cool weather bloomer for pollinators.

Learn: http://regionalconservation.org/ircs/database/plants/PlantPage.asp?TXCODE=Viciacut

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Vicia

Earlier photos: https://whatfloridanativeplantisbloomingtoday.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/fourleaf-vetch-vicia-spp-likely-acutifolia/

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