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Vicia narbonensis

Common Name(s): Narbonne vetch
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 90 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=90° (F)    Opt.Max=75° (F)
Opt.Min=50° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 16 to 31 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 32° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Dry clay and loose sand
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Close relative to Vicia faba. Not cold tolerant. Damaged by frost. Requires warm climate.
Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Animal Food - forage, Weed - possible seed contam.
Subtropical-dry summe, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Southeastern/southwestern Europe, Soviet Middle Asia, Western Asia, Indian Subcontinent
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