Vicia americana

Vicia americana

American vetch

Previous scientific name(s): Vicia americana var. americana

Moderate water requirements, full sun to partial shade. Bluish purple flowers bloom April through July. Excellent palatability for wildlife and all classes of livestock.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Precipitation: 
10 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
25 
- 35 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
25.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
33,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloat or Nonbloat: 
Nonbloat
Cold Hardiness: 
Hardy