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Useful Temperate Plants

Vicia nigricans

Hook. & Arn.

Fabaceae


The uses listed here were originally ascribed to Vicia gigantea Hook., which is now treated as a subspecies of Vicia nigricans, as Vicia nigricans gigentea (Hook.) Lassetter & C.R.Gunn[
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Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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The species comprises two disjunct populations separated by several thousand miles. The N. American subspecies (Vicia nigricans gigantea) is found along the west coast from Alaska to California, whilst the S. American subspecies (Vicia nigricans nigricans) is found in southern S. American in Argentina and Chile. The records for plant uses refer to the N. American subspecies, but are likely to also apply to the other subspecies[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Lathyrus cinctus S.Watson

Vicia andina Phil.

Vicia apiculata Phil.

Vicia commutata Phil.

Vicia coxii Phil.

Vicia darapskyana Phil.

Vicia fodinarum Phil.

Vicia gigantea Hook.

Vicia leyboldi Phil.

Vicia macraei Hook. & Arn.

Vicia magnifolia Clos

Vicia moorei Phil.

Vicia semicincta Greene

Vicia speciosa Phil.

Common Name: Giant Vetch

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