(Vicia nigricans ssp. gigantea)
Origin Of Genus Name: Vicia is Latin for "vetch."
Presidio Locations: Found in disturbed areas.
Range In State: Throughout California.
Native Californian Uses: The Ohlone used a decoction of the roots as a purgative and the foliage as camouflage during deer hunting.
Last updated: February 28, 2015