Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01681 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd.
Infraspecific    var. americana 
Common name   American vetch
S. Freeman   s.n.  
Coll. Date 24 June 1995 
United States
Utah County
Locality Side Canyon, between Y and Maple mountains.
     Elev.: 6400 ft. (1951 m.)
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 11'  43" N, 111° 35'  50" W
Township Range T7S, R3E  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Vicia americana ssp. americana Muhl. ex Willd.

     Vicia americana ssp. oregana (Nutt.) Abrams
     Vicia americana var. oregana (Nutt.) A. Nels.
     Vicia americana var. truncata (Nutt.) Brewer
     Vicia americana var. villosa (Kellogg) F.J. Herm.
     Vicia californica Greene
     Vicia californica var. madrensis Jepson
     Vicia oregana Nutt.
     Vicia sparsifolia var. truncata (Nutt.) S. Wats.

Common Name(s): American vetch, purple vetch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=524800, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Vicia
                                        Species: Vicia americana
                                            Subspecies: Vicia americana ssp. americana


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00213 Astragalus oophorus  var. caulescens   "pallid egg milkvetch" same section
00392 Astragalus oophorus  var. caulescens   "pallid egg milkvetch" same section
00378 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" same section
05255 Azolla mexicana      "Mexican mosquitofern" 1.4 mi. SE
01680 Balsamorhiza sagittata      "arrow-leaf balsamroot" same section
01415 Cercocarpus ledifolius      "curl-leaf mountain mahogany" 1 mi. E
01419 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. viscidiflorus  same section
01682 Collomia linearis      "tiny trumpet" same section
01686 Epilobium brachycarpum      "tall annual willowherb" same section
01417 Eremogone ferrisiae      "Ferris' sandwort" same section
01683 Fragaria vesca  var. bracteata   "woodland strawberry" same section
01418 Juniperus scopulorum      "Rocky Mountain juniper" same section
00394 Lathyrus brachycalyx  var. brachycalyx   "Bonneville sweetpea" same section
00393 Lathyrus brachycalyx  var. brachycalyx   "Bonneville sweetpea" same section
01684 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" same section
01249 Lygodesmia spinosa      "thorn skeletonweed" same section
00349 Malus pumila      "cultivated apple" same section
00196 Mertensia brevistyla      "Wasatch bluebells" same section
00220 Mertensia ciliata      "mountain bluebells" same section
01685 Mitella stauropetala  var. stenopetala   "drywoods miterwort" same section
11316 Onobrychis viciifolia      "sainfoin" same section
01416 Pachystima myrsinites     same section
00342 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" same section
01421 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" same section
00364 Prunus virginiana      "chokecherry" same section
02172 Purshia mexicana  var. stansburyana   "Stansbury's cliffrose" same section
14615 Rhus glabra      "smooth sumac" same section
00207 Ribes aureum      "golden currant" same section
00420 Sambucus caerulea     same section
01420 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" same section
00212 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" same section
00251 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" same section
00493 Taraxacum officinale      "common dandelion" same section
14616 Ulmus pumila      "Siberian elm" same section
02749 Urtica dioica  var. occidentalis  same section
00216 Zigadenus paniculatus      "foothill death camas" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Three Sisters (Summit) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 6690  Springville 
Little Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SW   Springville 
Buckley Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. N 9367  Springville 
Ironton (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. W 4584  Springville 
Kolob Basin (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. E 7641  Springville 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. S 4557  Springville 
Round Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. S 5555  Springville 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. S 4570  Springville 
Toad Head (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N 7294  Springville 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. S 4600  Springville 
Art City School (School) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. S 4600  Springville 
Buckley Draw (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NW   Springville 
Horse Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 8580  Springville 
Twin Ridges (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. SE 6588  Springville 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2 mi. S 4587  Springville 
Faith Baptist Church (Church) Utah County, UT 2 mi. S 4570  Springville 
Lincoln School (School) Utah County, UT 2 mi. S 4580  Springville 
Kolob Basin Overlook (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. NE 8596  Springville 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2 mi. S 4574  Springville 
Grant School (School) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. S 4610  Springville 


Taxon Links for species Vicia americana  Muhl. ex Willd.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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