Vicia villosa ssp. varia

Vicia villosa ssp. varia

Wooly pod vetch

Previous scientific name(s): Vicia dasycarpa, Vicia villosa var. glabrescens

Also known as Vicia dasycarpa. Viney, weak-stemmed annual; useful for forage and green manure. Winter annual in southern and Pacific states, spring and summer growth in cold winter climates. Easily established but non-hardy.

Varieties: 
Lana

Semi-prostrate, self-seeding plant with trailing stems. An early maturing vetch often utilized to improve the quality and quantity of annual range in California. Lana is also used for revegetating roadsides, channel banks and wildfires. (Released 1956, source of ecotype: Turkey)

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 24 
in.
Precipitation: 
12 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Marginal
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
15 
- 25 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
21.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
100,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloat or Nonbloat: 
Nonbloat
Cold Hardiness: 
Nonhardy