Latin name: Vicia villosa Roth ssp. varia (Host) Corb.
  Pronunciation: VIS-ee-a vill-OH-sa VARE-ee-a
  Common name: Winter vetch
  Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
  Habitat: Locally abundant on roadsides, fields, urban
  waste areas below 4000', Transverse and Peninsular
  Ranges (exc. San Jacintos), native to Europe
  Blooming period: March to June
  Click for Latin name derivations: 1) Vicia
  2) villosa 3) varia
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