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Reddish Tufted Vetch (Vicia benghalensis)

Reddish Tufted Vetch (Vicia Benghalensis) http://www.sagebud.com/reddish-tufted-vetch-vicia-benghalensis/
Credit: Gordon Leppig & Andrea J. Pickart | http://www.fws.gov/h... | License: PD US FWS PD US Government
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Vicia Benghalensis, or more commonly know as Reddish Tufted Vetch, is a vine forb/herb with green foliage and purple flowers of the genus Vicia. It has a height of 1 feet at maturity. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. It's active growth period is spring. Vicia Benghalensis or Reddish Tufted Vetch's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of California and New York.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Vicia
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Order: Fabales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: Rapid
  • Allelopath: No
  • C:N Ratio: Low
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Porous
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes
  • Growth Form: Single Stem
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 2
  • Height Mature (feet): 1
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Nitrogen Fixation: Low
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Climbing
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: No
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Low
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 365
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 5120
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 20000
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 9778
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: High
  • Small Grain: No




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