Vicia hassei

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Vicia hassei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Genus: Vicia
Species: V. hassei
Binomial name
Vicia hassei

Vicia hassei is a species of vetch known by the common names Hasse's vetch[1] and slender vetch.

It is native to the west coast of North America from Oregon through California to Baja California, where it occurs in many types of coastal and inland habitat.


Vicia hassei is an annual herb. The leaves are made up of a few pairs of leaflets up to 2.5 centimeters long often with flat, notched, or toothed tips.

The inflorescence is usually a solitary flower or a pair of flowers with white or lavender corollas just under a centimeter long.

The fruit is a legume pod 2 or 3 centimeters in length and a few millimeters wide which contains the seeds.


  1. ^ "Vicia hassei". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 

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