Etymology: Vicia: the classical Latin name for this genus
Plants: climbing or trailing, perennial, up to 3' long forb
Leaves: pinnately-divided into 4-8 pairs of elliptical leaflets, leaf tips with tendrils
Flowers: purple to blue, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" long, style tip hairy all around, calyx base mostly not swollen; inflorescence a loose, stalked cluster (raceme) with 2-9, stalked flowers; blooms June-Aug.
Habitat: moist; woods, meadows
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 4, Wetland Indicator = NI Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos