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Plant press of American vetch
American vetch
Vicia americana Muhl.


Plant Description:

  • Climbing plant with strongly veined leaves, growing up to 80 cm long
  • Long, loose, bluish-purple flower clusters
  • Prairie legume found around bluffs and in the shade
  • This vetch is not poisonous, but use caution as many vetches produce hydrocyanic acid and can cause cyanide poisoning
  • Found at Stops 1 and 2


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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