Species: 

Vicia villosa

Common Name: 

white vetch

Systems Affected (standardized): 

rangeland, disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

ALL

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Impacts: 

It can crowd out native plant species. entire plant is toxic. Common signs of intoxication in include dermatitis, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, loss of hair, and in some cases death. spreads from cultivation to nearby sites where it can be self-maintained. It is a potential contaminant of crop seeds and can behave as an agricultural or environmental weed. Hairy vetch can alter habitat structure and reduce the abundance of native plants through competition for space. It can also poison mammals and poultry.

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

Intentionally introduced into the US as ornamentals, cover crops, erosion control and as 'smother corps'. potential contaminant of crop seeds.

Info Blurb: 

Can crowd out native plant species. Toxic. Intentionally introduced into the US as a cover crops, for erosion control and as a 'smother crop'. Potential contaminant of crop seeds.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

BS

Present in OK?

Present in Bordering States?

OK, TX, NM, CO, KS, MO, AR, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

NONE