FOURLEAF VETCH (Vicia acutifolia)

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

Photo depicts buds. Sometimes called sand vetch.

This delicate vine in the pea family has a sticky feel to it and can be aggressive. It doesnt stand up to heat so it disappears once summer rolls around. Good cool weather and early spring 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

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2647

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