Latin name: Vicia sativa L.
  Pronunciation: VIS-ee-a sa-TIE-va
  Common name: Spring vetch
  Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
  Habitat: Disturbed areas and fields in much of
  cismontane California, native to Europe
  Blooming period: April to July
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Vicia  2) sativa
  Two vars. (nigra and sativa) in SoCal
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